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 •  April & May 2008
Mozart · Le nozze di Figaro
Atlanta Opera
  • Perhaps the star of the evening was British conductor Kenneth Montgomery, who was making his Atlanta Opera debut, like most of the singers. Montgomery paced the evening briskly. He supported the singers as if they were breathing together. He also drew lovely sonorities from the players in what might be called a neo-classical style. In some respects, his approach blended the heft of the modern orchestra with the tonal zest of "historically informed" performance practices by underplaying the strings and letting the woodwinds sing and squawk and offer pointed attacks. It all felt freshly scrubbed and wonderfully Mozartean.

    Pierre Ruhe / Atlanta Journal

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