Cosi fan Tutte, by Lorenzo da Ponte, Music by Mozart, Illustrations by Balthus, Limited Editions Club

In my continuing series looking at the fantastic livre d’artiste publications of the Limited Editions Club (LEC), I next look at Cosi fan Tutte, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) first performed in 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1848). The LEC edition was illustrated by Balthus. Così fan tutte essentially means “women are like that.” Like one would expect to … Continue reading Cosi fan Tutte, by Lorenzo da Ponte, Music by Mozart, Illustrations by Balthus, Limited Editions Club

Mozart, The Best Versions of Some Major Opera’s

{Ed Note:  I asked DlphcOracl his opinion on the best releases of Mozart’s main opera’s. The below post is his informative response.} Here are my favorites for a few of the major Mozart operas.   Many of my recommendations will be CD reissues from operas that were recorded on vinyl in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Say what???   Aren’t there better recordings that are more recent, recorded with … Continue reading Mozart, The Best Versions of Some Major Opera’s