The second of DGs series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazón, in collaboration with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Universal Music Arts & Entertainment and Rolex.
This Così fan tutte enchanted the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus audience when recorded in concert in 2012, with Nézet-Seguin inspiring his stellar cast to feats of vocal derring-do.
An enthusiastic advocate of Mozart’s music, Rolando Villazón takes on the lead tenor role. Das Opernglas hailed his debut as Ferrando, calling him ideal for the role we have not heard a more beautiful, better sung and deeper felt Un aura amorosa in a long time.
Starring a thrilling cast of both young and experienced Mozart opera stars including accomplished soprano Mojca Erdmann as Despina, acclaimed Mozartian soprano Miah Persson and prize-winning young American mezzo Angela Brower as the emotionally manipulated sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Also joining this crème-de-la-crème cast are distinguished Mozart bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Guglielmo and Italian buffo baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Alfonso.
Youthful exuberance tempered by depth of insight make this a rare Cosi, a must for even the most seasoned opera lover.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: June 5, 2013