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scene from rossini's le comte ory
A Scene from Rossini's Le Comte Ory with Juan Diego Florez in the title role.
9, 2011

The New York Times reports music scholar Philip Gossett refused The Metropolitan Opera’s request to write program notes for a production of Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” because he is displeased with their use of a “butchered” version of the score.

What’s Right With the Metropolitan Opera

Karita Mattila, Salome, 2008
Karita Mattila in Salome, 2008, Metropolitan Opera
12, 2009

Jennifer Hambrick tries to balance the scales after Norman Lebrecht’s ArtsJournal blog post.