MOZART Così fan tutte Lorengar/Berganza/Berbié 4733542
. . . exceptionally well cast in terms of both vocal demands and character . . . Pilar Lorengar is stylish and secure as Fiordiligi (a fearless "Come scoglio"), Teresa Berganza an uncaricatured and sensual Dorabella and Ryland Davies a passionate, risky Ferrando. Gabriel Bacquier is a rarely probing and dangerous Alfonso and Jane Berbié a natural charlady Despina. Jeffrey Tate is the stage-drama aware harpsichordist. Solti always has a reason here for pushing hard, and [this recording remains exciting] . . .