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23 Sep 2006

La Finta Giardiniera,,1879291,00.html

Tim Ashley [The Guardian, 23 September 2006]

Many will wonder why the Royal Opera is presenting La Finta Giardiniera. Mozart wrote it in 1775 when he was 18. It's no masterpiece, and its appearance seems perverse at a time when major scores such as Idomeneo and Die Entführung aus dem Serial are absent from the company's repertoire.

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