Sparkling Vintage

ROGER PINES savors memories of Glyndebourne's 1954 production of Le Comte Ory — the comic gem by Rossini that has its Met premiere this month in a new staging by Bartlett Sher.

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Soprano Barabas, Glyndebourne's "ultra-feminine" Countess
© Antony Armstrong Jones 2011
As the Met at long last plays host to Le Comte Ory, Rossini's only French comedy, history-minded operagoers may think back to Sussex in the mid-1950s, when Glyndebourne Festival Opera struck a blow fo...

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