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    Tales from the Opera Sunday 5 May 2013

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    Tales from the Opera - Cosi fan Tutte

    Join Liz Nolan as she visits the chronicles of this passionate and spectacular art. Today will vows of fidelity overcome the tests of time and circumstance in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.

    Tales from the Opera Sunday 5 May 2013

    "Nature never deceives us. It is we who deceive ourselves." - Jean Jacques Rousseau.

    In Cosi fan Tutte, Mozart's final Da Ponte opera, love is treated as a scientific experiment. Will vows of fidelity overcome the tests of time and circumstance?

    (Recording: Harmonia Mundi. Véronique Gens, Bernarda Fink, Werner Güra. Concerto Köln/ René Jacobs)

    Sunday December 29th
    “Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds if you can knock him out in one?" If Rocky Marciano had heard Die Fledermaus, he might have danced a little longer. This week's Tales from the Opera visits Vienna for Johann Strauss II's sparkling operetta. 
    (Recording Details: Philips Classics/464 031-2 with Edita Gruberova, Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Leech, Wolfgang Brendel, Brigitte Fassbaender (pictured), Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ André Previn)

    Sunday January 5th (New Series)
    It is the music we all share, from simple airs to the grandeur of opera, sacred chant to the sturdy chorus. Song is the art that touches every aspect of our lives. In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music.

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