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Cosi fan tutte

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Mozart's comic opera in two acts

A second chance to see this complete opera which was televised live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in July 1968

Covent Garden Opera Chorus chorus-master Douglas Robinson
The children are from Elliott's School trained by Jean Povey
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden leader Charles Taylor
sung in Italian with English subtitles by Gillian Widdicombe
Antony Hopkins introduces the opera

In the sunny south of Italy two young officers wager with a friend on the constancy of their ladies. They appear in disguise and the cynic's point is proved when each lady is seduced by the other's man.
The action takes place in Naples in the late 1780s.

Act 1:
Scene 1: A room in the officers' quarters
Scene 2: A terrace overlooking the bay of Naples
Scene 3: A room in the villa
Scene 4: The garden

Act 2:
Scene 1: A room in the villa
Scene 2: The garden by the shore
Scene 3: A room in the villa
Scene 4: The salon


Antony Hopkins
Georg Solti
John Copley
Henry Bardon
David Walker
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Douglas Robinson
Children trained by:
Jean Povey
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Orchestra Leader:
Charles Taylor
Lorenzo da Ponte
Gillian Widdicombe
Presented for television by:
John Vernon
Fiordiligi, a lady of Ferrara:
Pilar Lorengar
Dorabella, Fiordiligi's sister:
Josephine Veasey
Despina, lady's maid to the two sisters:
Lucia Popp
Ferrando, an officer engaged to Dorabella:
Donald Grobe
Guglielmo, an officer engaged to Fiordiligi:
Wladimiro Ganzarolli
Don Alfonso, a cynical old bachelor:
Keith Engen

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