Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Watch now

Quantity:1
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte --... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte --Gardiner [DVD] [NTSC] [2002]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte --Gardiner [DVD] [NTSC] [2002]

10 customer reviews

Price: £14.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 6 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
31 new from £10.83 6 used from £6.06
£14.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 6 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Amanda Roocroft, Rosa Mannion, Rodney Gilfry, Rainer Trost, Eirian James
  • Directors: Peter Mumford
  • Writers: Lorenzo da Ponte
  • Format: Box set, Classical, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Oct. 2002
  • Run Time: 193 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006J9OU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,290 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Officers Ferrando and Guglielmo are certain that their lovers Dorabella and Fiordiligi are faithful to them, but the cynical Don Alfonso challenges them to a bet that the women will be unfaithful given the chance. The officers thus pretend to go off to war, and return in disguise as Albanian strangers, to woo Dorabella and Fiordiligi incognito. The ladies are initially frosty, but soon warm to their new suitors, spurred on by their maid Despina. Amanda Roocroft, Rose Mannion, Rainer Trost, Rodney Gilfry, Eirian James and Claudio Nicolai perform alongside The Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Christian Aalling on 27 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
When I saw the Harnoncourt version of Così fan tutte from the Zürich Opera House (also available on DVD) I thought that no production of this opera could be better than that. Well, this one is even better. It achieves a perfect balance between the comical and acid nuances of the action; all the way through it is pervaded by spirit and bittersweetness. Così fan tutte is an opera that incorporates the basic elements of a serious love story, but it gives a twist to every apparently heartfelt emotion. The professions of love from the two soldiers in disguise are so much sweet deception; the young men are just puppets controlled by their friend Don Alfonso who is trying deliberately to undermine the fidelity of their fiancés. The girls' outraged resistance and subsequent surrender show their feelings to be grounded in nothing in particular. Their maid Despina, the expert conwoman, is conned herself by the even more expert Don Alfonso; the lesson he teaches is that shallowness is human nature and that it is to be resigned to as such. The question is open whether Don Alfonso is the only sensible person in the drama, doing the others a favour by opening their eyes, or whether he is a human prince of darkness leading the others astray. All the roles are perfectly cast here and the music is a delight. There are no drawbacks whatsoever; only excellence from beginning to end.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bo on 5 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
Now, this is the way I like my 'Così', I thought several times while enjoying this DVD from Châtelet. Conductor cum director Gardiner's vision is NOT buffo, although very funny at times. The humour, or irony, of 'Così fan tutte' rests on a basis of pathos and unfulfilled expectations - and, yes, anger. Gardiner had never directed a show before, but either he was allowed to direct it himself ("unless I could work with directors like Strehler or Chéreau", as he said), or he would have nothing to do with this 'Così'. Luckily, Châtelet gave in, and their 'Così' is an unmitigated triumph. It becomes obvious that Da Ponte and Mozart were the contemporaries of Choderlos De Laclos whose 'Dangerous Liaisons' is remarkably akin to 'Così', when you approach it a certain way, the Gardiner way, as it were.
It is a production full of wonderful ideas, but not one too many. From the picnic and forwards this is a 'Così' to make you weep with the pathos and tragedy of it all. Dynamically, Gardiner and his period ensemble challenge you and a lot of listeners will need a little time getting acquainted with it.
Please buy it or rent it or borrow it. Mozart and Da Ponte won't get any better than this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Seth on 13 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
Outstanding for me was a young Amanda Roocroft's Fordiligi, particularly her 'come scoglio', the best performance as regards both acting - she looks pretty and is vivacious as the senior sister - and singing that I have heard. A young voice thrilling and amazingly full used to musical perfection throughout. She eclipses Cecilia Bartoli in the more recent Harnoncourt DVD. The classicly beautiful trio 'soave il vento' is however taken too fast, (though admittedly marked 'allegretto'). In video mode only Barenboim's 2002 DVD at Berlin Staatsoper and especially the sensitive Riccardo Muti on a 1987 VHS tape with La Scala with a superior cast overall - easily the best overall performance marred only by the poor recording medium - take it at the 'right' slower speed, in my view.

The remainder of the cast is good. Nicolai's Don Alfonso has some delicate touches. Rosa Mannion's Dorabella well offsets Roocroft's outstanding quality. The recording is a little toppy and only 2 star by today's standards. It is worth using the dts track if you have the equipment to do so. This DVD performance conducted caringly by John Eliot Gardiner has to be in the library of lovers of Cosi.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ziggy_fan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 May 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Perfect cast, perfect orchestra and conducting, brisk action and well executed arias and ensembles, altogether makes this a rival to any of the famous recordings (such as Boehm or Klemperer) and the added bonus of excellent video and sound production make this a Cosi which will be very hard to beat.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TOH Hong Wee on 16 Feb. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This production is even better seen than just merely heard. Many of us have the original Archiv recording when it was released in the early 90s. It was praised to the heavens from all quarters. And there's no wondering why. The singers are all very good, with Trost possibly the best Ferrando we've heard for a while. Everything is translated beautifully to DVD.

The acting and direction are natural; no farce or slapstick (or if there was it's kept to a minimal), and there's comedy (such as Guglielmo's Albanian clone's daring kiss on Fiordiligi's hand and subsequently being slapped in the middle of 'Come Scoglio'; an action totally lost in intention in the sound recording when you could only hear the slap and the audience's laughter.) The best part of all for me is the singing. Just see how the singers throw forth wondrous tones with seemingly minimum effort. Come Scoglio poses no difficulties for Amanda Roocroft. The runs in here and everywhere else are evenly executed. Rosa Mannion is just as fine as the other sister. Her acting, for me, is even better than Roocroft. These are 2 singers who seem to have done nothing much after this recording. Rodney Gilfry is a better actor than Trost, with perfect comic timing. I just love how the singers can simply go down the stage and sing amongst the audience. The French theatre (in which this production was given) is just perfect for Mozart's intimate campy drama.

There are some opera DVDs which you would watch once or twice (or maybe thrice) and then it's left on shelves forever. But this Cosi won't be such a DVD. There are parts in the production which make you constantly want to return to it. I'm watching parts of this DVD nearly everyday ever since I gotten it. All thanks to Gardiner's expert direction, not just of the orchestra but also of the entire production. I'm just looking forward to his Flöte and Don Giovanni being made available on Amazon UK!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback