Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutte / Muti Dessi Ziegler Teatro alla Scala|
Actors: Daniela Dessì, Delores Ziegler, Alessandro Corbelli, Jozef Kundlak, Adelina Scarabelli
Director: Ilio Catani
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
This is an opera about true and false feelings, emotional manipulation, and the striking of poses and attitudes by people who are "emotionally correct" the way many individuals and institutions today are politically correc... more »
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
gioacchino | Farmington, CT USA | 04/27/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to over 600 different opera recordings in my lifetime on video and if I had to choose a video that had the worst sound quality and the worst balance of sound recording between voices and orchestra, this would be the one. This, like many opera dvds, was not a recording produced exclusively for dvd, but rather, a dvd recording re-recorded onto vhs with added menus and special effects. Muti is an excellent conductor and the emotion sparkles in this production but my ears were left straining to hear the notes of Mozart's beautiful opera. Avoid this recording like the plague and don't say that I didn't warn you. If you want a good recording of Cosi Fan Tutti to listen to, (I'm still looking for a good video recording) buy Georg Solti's recording with Michele Pertusi singing bass. You'll love it, I promise!"
Julian Hopkins | United States | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's important to realize what we have here. A very sophisticated performance musically, full of vitality, beautiful orchestral playing, and six superb soloists in roles that suit them well. Riccardo Muti is one of the leading Mozart conductors of the day, and his perfectionist and stylish approach, serving the composer totally, is an absolute delight. The production is stylistic, and pretty to look at. The live performance has an electricity which is captivating. 10 out of 10 !"
Cosi Fan Tutte
B. Travis | Aledo, Texas | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sets are wonderful, as one expects from La Scala. There is not one weak voice in the cast. You will love Despina. What can I say? Mozart reigns."
Dont write this one off too quickly!!
eureka treasures | Washington DC area | 03/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reviews here seem rather divided but if you read them carefully you will see that everyone pretty much agrees that this is a first rate production with top notch performers. Technical issues seem to have affected some of the viewers in a negative way, but I wasn't distracted in the least. I thought this version was a lot of fun. The production captures the spirit of this provocative masterpiece very nicely. It is convincingly acted and is very entertaining--- from beginning to end. Adelina Scarabelli as Despina is the stand out performer here (as others have noted). She enters the part with all her heart and you might think the role had been written with her in mind. This is the third version of Cosi I have seen and this Despina outshines the competition in this show-stopping role. There may indeed be superior versions of Cosi (like the Gardiner version) but this one has great merits and is certainly well worth experiencing."