Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Opera
Period(s):
Classical (1750-1830)
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C697072I
Barcode:
4011790697222
Release Date:
03/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

Mozart: Così fan tutte

The name of Josef Krips is associated the world over with ensemble opera of the finest sort and with a timelessly valid approach to Mozart that remains exemplary in our responses to the composer. Both these qualities are evident in the Orfeo’s live recording of the Vienna State Opera’s production of Così fan tutte, a performance recorded on 22 September 1968 and not previously available on CD. For all its precision, Krips’s approach still leaves ample scope for spontaneity and allows his whole cast to blossom. This is made possible in part by the conductor’s detailed preparation but also by a speed of reaction that never relents. The chief beneficiaries of this approach are the two characters who pull the strings in Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s multilayered plot: the mercurially bright and vocally agile Despina of Olivera Miljakovic and the cynical Don Alfonso of Eberhard Waechter, here playing a character part for the first time in his career – a début as surprising as that of the young Adolf Dallapozza at Ferrando. The rest of the cast reads like a Who’s Who of some of the Vienna opera-going public’s favourite singers. Gundula Janowitz sings the part of Fiordiligi with her usual crystalline intonation and lyrical inwardness, without ever underplaying the work’s sense of drama. As Dorabella, Christa Ludwig demonstrates that extensive experience of a role does not necessarily lead to a lack of temperament, a truism that also applies to the Guglielmo of Walter Berry, whose bass-baritone voice retains its pristine freshness, allowing him to complete the cast with the greatest naturalness. The Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera round off a Mozart recording that is no mere afterthought to the Mozart celebrations of 2006 or even a historical retrospective but a lesson in how first-rate performances of Mozart’s operas should be presented as part of the everyday repertory.


Così fan tutte, K. 588
1.     Overture
04:35
2.     Act I Scene 1: Terzetto: La mia Dorabella capace non e (Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)
01:52
3.     Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Fuor la spada (Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Ferrando)
01:14
4.     Act I Scene 1: Terzetto: E la fede delle femmine (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo)
02:26
5.     Act I Scene 2: Terzet: Una bella serenata (Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)
02:31
6.     Act I Scene 2: Duetto: Ah guarda, sorella (Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
04:28
7.     Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Mi par, che stamattina volentieri farei la pazzarella (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso)
02:27
8.     Act I Scene 2: Quintet: Sento, o Dio (Guglielmo, Ferrando, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
03:21
9.     Act I Scene 2: O cielo, questo e il tamburo funesto (Ferrando, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
01:08
10.     Act I Scene 2: Non v'e piu tempo, amici (Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Chorus)
03:12
11.     Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Dove son? (Dorabella, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi)
00:55
12.     Act I Scene 2: Terzet: Soave sia il vento (Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
02:46
13.     Act I Scene 3: Che vita maledetta (Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
00:59
14.     Act I Scene 3: Ah, scostati!… Smanie implacabili che m'agitate (Dorabella)
03:06
15.     Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Signora Dorabella (Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi)
02:12
16.     Act I Scene 3: Aria: In uomini, in soldati (Despina)
02:57
17.     Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Che silenzio! (Don Alfonso, Despina)
02:16
18.     Act I Scene 3: Alla bella Despinetta (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
04:29
19.     Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Che sussurro (Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina)
02:22
20.     Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Temerari! Sortite fuori di questo loco! (Fiordiligi)
06:17
21.     Act I Scene 3: Stelle! Per carita, Signor Alfonso (Fiordiligi, Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Guglielmo)
00:54
22.     Act I Scene 3: Non siate ritrosi (Guglielmo)
01:27
23.     Act I Scene 3: E voi ridete? (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo)
01:24
24.     Act I Scene 3: Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (Ferrando)
05:00
25.     Act I Scene 4: Ah, che tutta in un momento - Si mora, si, si mora (Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
08:25
26.     Act I Scene 4: Eccovi il medico, Signore belle (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
03:22

Disc 2

1.     Act I Scene 4: Dove son? Che loco e questo? (Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
06:10
2.     Act II Scene 1: Andate la, che siete due bizarre ragazze (Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
01:45
3.     Act II Scene 1: Una donna a quindici anni (Despina)
02:55
4.     Act II Scene 1: Sorella, cosa dici? (Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
01:32
5.     Act II Scene 1: Prendero quel brunettino (Dorabella, Fiordiligi)
07:25
6.     Act II Scene 2: Secondate, aurette amiche (Ferrando, Guglielmo, Chorus)
02:43
7.     Act II Scene 2: Cos'e tal mascherata? (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)
02:56
8.     Act II Scene 2: La mano a me date (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina)
02:21
9.     Act II Scene 2: Oh, che bella giornata! (Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Dorabella, Guglielmo)
04:58
10.     Act II Scene 2: Il core vi dono (Guglielmo, Dorabella)
02:12
11.     Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Barbara, perche fuggi? (Ferrando, Fiordiligi)
01:02
12.     Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ei parte … senti … ah no! (Fiordiligi)
01:58
13.     Act II Scene 2: Rondo: Per pieta, ben mio (Fiordiligi)
06:16
14.     Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Amico, abbiamo vinto! (Ferrando, Guglielmo)
02:00
15.     Act II Scene 2: Aria: Donne mie la fate a tanti a tanti (Guglielmo)
02:56
16.     Act II Scene 3: Ora vedo che siete una donna di garbo (Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi)
02:21
17.     Act II Scene 3: Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti (Fiordiligi, Ferrando)
04:58
18.     Act II Scene 3: Ah, poveretto me (Gugliemo, Don Alfonso, Ferrando)
02:12
19.     Act II Scene 3: Tutti accusan le donne (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo)
01:02
20.     Act II Scene 4: Fate presto, o cari amici (Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Chorus)
01:58
21.     Act II Scene 4: Benedetti i doppi coniugi (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Chorus)
06:16
22.     Act II Scene 4: Bella vita militar (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Chorus)
02:00
23.     Act II Scene 4: Richiamati de regio contrordine (Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Chorus)
07:32
24.     Act II Scene 4: Fortunato l'uom che prende (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guigliemo, Despina, Don Alfonso, Chorus)
02:21

Total Playing Time: 02:35:54