05 Nov 2005
The Opera We Never Tire Of
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, 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.