It is Valentine's Day, a day I never liked much: when you are single it is depressing, when you are in a relationship it is stressful. That said, as it is the day of love, let us look at one aspect of it, rather than celebrate it. I usually share one song on Valentine's Day, this year it will be from Cosi fan tutte of Mozart. I developed a fascination for this opera, which is about the fleeting aspect of love, its capricious nature and the duplicity of lovers. Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte had no fear of stepping on uneasy territory and no wonder the opera was taboo for so long. But anyway, here is È amore un landrocello (Love is a thief) sung by Anke Vondung as Dorabella.
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