Mozart: Così Fan Tutte

Narrated by: David Timson
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Così Fan Tutte contains some of Mozart’s most sublime music. On one level, the opera is purely a social anecdote about young people falling in and out of love; but Mozart was a supreme sensualist and a great humanist, and invested the tale with all his understanding of humanity and young love. In this title, David Timson refutes the charge that Mozart squandered his genius on a work full of trivial nonsense and proves this "miraculous yet problematic" opera to be a great work of theatre. To listen to this thought-provoking examination of the characters and the music is both thoroughly enriching and great fun.

©2002 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2002 Naxos AudioBooks

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especially fun before a performance

Very enjoyable introduction to the opera. I listened after seeing a live performance, but it would be even better before attending. The narrator was wonderful and helped to put the excerpts in context.

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