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08 Nov 2010

The Met Goes for Baroque — Preparing for Mozart, the Orchestra Fashions Itself After Its New Conductor

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By Erica Orden [WSJ, 8 November 2010]

In preparation for the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Cosi fan tutte," Jessica Phillips, a clarinetist with the company's orchestra, braced herself for a challenge. She expected conductor William Christie, the baroque-music specialist who will make his Met debut with Tuesday's opening of the Mozart opera, to require his musicians to adapt their modern-era instruments to his early-music sensibilities.

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