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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.
1:00PM
April
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
5:56PM
November
12, 2009

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