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30 Mar 2010

In Revival of Verdi, a New Note of Drama

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/arts/music/31traviata.html

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 30 March 2010]

Who would have guessed that a routine revival of “La Traviata” at the Metropolitan Opera could cause such a ruckus? The problem was that the conductor Leonard Slatkin, appearing at the Met for the first time in 12 years, showed up for rehearsals not fully knowing the score. You did not have to believe the reports that spread on opera chat lines to know this. Mr. Slatkin conceded as much on his personal Web site, leonardslatkin.com.

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