What does Soave sia il vento mean in English?
May the wind be gentle
In the Act 1 trio, Soave sia il vento (“May the wind be gentle”), the women and Alfonso wish the soldiers safe travels as their ship sails. There’s a hint of the calm ocean in the trio’s undulating string lines.
Is Cosi fan tutte a ballet?
Cosí fan tutte | Nationale Opera & Ballet.
Is Così fan tutte a good opera?
Of the great trilogy of operas written by Mozart with Lorenzo da Ponte, Cosi Fan Tutte is often considered the weakest.
Is Così fan tutte good?
Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte is the great composer’s most divisive and controversial work. Così fan tutte wasn’t popular with Mozart’s contemporaries who dismissed it as clumsy and miserable and as such was largely ignored.
Who wrote the words to Così fan tutte?
Lorenzo Da Ponte
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838) wrote the words for 28 operas by 11 composers, including three of Mozart’s greatest – Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Così fan tutte.
Did Mozart write the libretto to Cosi fan tutte?
There is evidence that Mozart’s contemporary Antonio Salieri tried to set the libretto but left it unfinished. In 1994, John Rice uncovered two terzetti by Salieri in the Austrian National Library. The short title, Così fan tutte, literally means “So do they all”, using the feminine plural ( tutte) to indicate women.
What does Così fan tutte mean?
The short title, Così fan tutte, literally means “So do they all”, using the feminine plural (tutte) to indicate women.
When was Cosi fan tutte le Belle first performed?
Da Ponte had used the line “Così fan tutte le belle” earlier in Le nozze di Figaro (in act 1, scene 7). The first performance of Mozart’s setting took place at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 26 January 1790. It was given only five times before the run was stopped by the death of the Emperor Joseph II and the resulting period of court mourning.