Così Fan Tutte

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

The libretto of Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte can be found at

Così Fan Tutte in full score,



The Decca recording performed by the  Vienna State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Lisa della Casa, Christa Ludwig, Emmy Loose, Anton Dermota, Erich Kunz, and Paul Schoeffler,  conducted by Karl Boehm, can be ordered from .

Karl Boehm conducts the Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra and a delightful cast including Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Hanny Steffek, Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe Taddei, and Walter Berry on EMI compact discs.  Available from

Harmonia Mundi's recording of Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE has the Concerto Köln (period instruments) conducted by René Jacobs, with a cast of Veronique Gens (Fiordiligi), Bernarda Fink (Dorabella), Werner Guera (Ferrando), Marcel Boone (Guglielmo), Pietro Spagnoli (Don Alfonso), and Graciela Oddone (Despina). Bernard Jacobson in FANFARE of July/August 1999 found that "it sounds . . . ravishing from start to finish." He went on to write, "As for the singers in the six solo parts, . . . I can only hail them as the nearest thing to an ideal cast." Brian Robins, writing of the recording in the same magazine, said, "I have found it endlessly fascinating, moving, joyful, and challenging in the extreme."  Available from

 A recording with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the  Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Dame Felicity Lott, Marie McLaughlin, Nuccia Focile, Jerry Hadley, Alessandro Corbelli, and Gilles Cachemaille, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, is available from

Another recording of COSI FAN TUTTE that has received praise stars Renee Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frank Lopardo, and Olaf Bär, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Sir Georg Solti.  Available from



Mozart - Cosi fan Tutte / Erin Wall, Elina Garanca, Barbara Bonney, Stephane Degout, Shawn Mathey, Ruggero Raimondi, Daniel Harding, Aix-en-Provence

Mozart - Cosi fan Tutte / Margaret Marshall, Ann Murray, Kathleen Battle, Francisco Araiza, James Morris, Sesto Bruscantini, Riccardo Muti, Salzburg

I love this performance.  Good singers, good conductor, a very dramatic performance of an opera that can be boring in the wrong hands.  Kathleen Battle is especially good as Despina.