10 Nov 2010
The Seduction of Lovers, Plotted at a Faster Pace
By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 10 November 2010]
The list of significant conductors who have never worked at the Metropolitan Opera grew shorter on Tuesday night, when William Christie made his company debut in Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte,” a revival of Lesley Koenig’s simple, sunny and charming 1996 production. Though Mr. Christie has conducted at leading opera companies in Lyon, Zurich and elsewhere, his major contributions have come from Les Arts Florissants, the early-music ensemble he founded in 1979, based in France.