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05 Nov 2005

The Opera We Never Tire Of

BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 4 November 2005]

In a way, you don't envy Mark Wigglesworth, the British conductor who is leading "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Metropolitan Opera.The company's music director, James Levine, is also currently leading a Mozart opera - "Cosi fan tutte." Mr.Levine is one of the best Mozart conductors we've ever seen.And "The Marriage of Figaro" has always been his domain. But Mr. Levine can't conduct everything, and Mr. Wigglesworth had a chance to make his Met debut, when "Figaro" was revived on Wednesday night. In the end, he acquitted himself well.

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