Romantic Recrimination: Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'

THE INTRO





THE HIT SINGLE:  "I Give You This Heart"

The opera's pivotal moments come in a pair of Act Two duets, as the young women give in to the pleas of their "Albanian" suitors.  First, in "Il core vi dono" -- "I Give You This Heart" -- Dorabella (mezzo-soprano Paola Gardina) accepts a golden heart from the disguised Guglielmo (baritone Andreas Wolf).





THE B SIDE:  "Within His Embraces"

The plot reaches full circle when Fiodiligi (soprano Annett Fritsch) falls for the passionate pleas of Ferrando (tenor Juan Francisco Gatell) in the duet "Fra gli amplessi" -- "Within His Embraces."