Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Joyce DiDonato and Renee Fleming

Two spectacular sopranos. Here they are in a 2007 concert performance of the aria “Ah, guarda sorella” from Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte. Briefly, their characters Fiordiligi (Fleming) and Dorabella (DiDonato) are gazing at portraits of their boyfriends and praising their handsomeness. The last line which they sing in unison translates as: “If this heart of mine ever changes its desire, may love make me suffer while I live.” Guess what happens next?

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