Radio 3 Guide to the Opera
The conclusion of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte if followed by the final part of our mini-festival of music-making from the Czech Republic. There's a late quartet by Dvorak and the moving conclusion of one of Janacek's greatest operas. Between them comes more 'late' music by a composer whose origins are as Bohemian as Dvorak - Gustav Mahler.
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Fiordiligi, lady from Ferrara, sister of Dorabella ..... Caroline Wenborne, soprano
Dorabella, lady from Ferrara, sister of Fiordiligi ..... Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano
Guglielmo, lover of Fiordiligi, a soldier ..... Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, baritone
Ferrando, lover of Dorabella, a soldier ..... Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Despina, a maid ..... Anita Hartig, soprano
Don Alfonso, an old philosopher ..... Alessandro Corbelli, bass
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Jeremie Rhorer, conductor
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G, op. 106
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No.10
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Janacek: Finale of 'The Cunning Little Vixen'
Ivan Kusnjer (baritone, Forester), Klara Nohalova (Frog, member of the Kuhn Children's Choir)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Smetana: Blanik from Ma Vlast
Charles mackerras (Conductor).