Opera on 3 - Cosi fan tutte
Riccardo Muti conducts soprano Barbara Frittoli, mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager and bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in a performance of Mozart's comic opera, given at the Vienna State Opera - in the same city where the work was first performed in 1790. The plot of what is regarded by many as the composer's greatest opera centres on Guglielmo and Ferrando, two army officers who claim to their colleagues that their wives will always be faithful to them. However, their friend Don Alfonso bets otherwise, devising a plan to test the women's fidelity. Presented by Suzy Klein. Fiordiligi ...... Barbara Frittoli (soprano) Dorabella ...... Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano) Guglielmo ...... Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass-baritone) Ferrando ...... Francesco Meli (tenor) Don Alfonso ...... Natale De Carolis (baritone) Despina ...... Laura Tatulescu (soprano) Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra Riccardo Muti (conductor).