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The Constant Gardener 

For years, William Christie's work with his superlative ensemble Les Arts Florissants has changed the face of Baroque and early music presentation. ADAM WASSERMAN talks to the conductor, who makes his long-awaited Met debut next month leading Così Fan Tutte.

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Jonathan Kent's production of Purcell's Fairy Queen, presented by Christie and Les Arts Florissants at BAM in 2010
© Stephanie Berger 2010
"I'm not very sure of myself, and maybe that's a strong point," says conductor William Christie. "I kind of put myself in question a lot. I am not sort of" — a deep sigh and long pause — "rolling arou...

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