A hard-to-please friend txt'd earlier today from Salzburg re: the premiere of the new Cosi Fan Tutte (earlier on OC) last night in Salzburg: "Best Cosi ever- seriously".
Apparently Guth rocked, Leonard too, Petibon did very well, Persson too, and the guys rawked, except Skovhus, but then he never does. Adam Fischer led a lightning-fast reading of the score, flaunting his Wiener.
Claus Guth's final installment in his Mozart-DaPonte trilogy for Salzburg, this time, blessedly, without Niki Harnoncourt in the pit and without heroin on stage, seems to be an elegant, unsettling take on the opera -- with iPods.
It was broadcast live on Austrian TV (a true sign of civilization), and Opera Chic will enjoy a nicely burned Region 0 DVD of it over the weekend, and you probably won't, but she'll report back. In the meantime, YouTube has some bits and pieces in the usual sorry YouTube lofi way.