24 Oct 2005
Why Mozart Is Always Welcome at the Met
On April 12, 2014, Arizona Opera opened its series of performances of Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Tucson. Chuck Hudson’s production of this opera combined Commedia dell’arte with Hollywood movie history.
BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 24 October 2005]
As you may know, 2006 is a Mozart year - the 250th anniversary of his birth. But every year's a Mozart year, just as it is a Beethoven year, or a Brahms year. In any case, the Metropolitan Opera is having a pretty Mozartean fall: On Friday night, they opened a run of "Cosi fan tutte," and on November 2 they will open a run of "The Marriage of Figaro." In January, they'll start "The Magic Flute" - but we'll have so much Mozart next year, you may even begin to resent the guy.