A ‘Figaro’ From a World Unhinged

By JEREMY EICHLER [NY Times, 4 November 2005]
Jonathan Miller’s tasteful production of “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Metropolitan Opera remains a laid-back endeavor that wisely affords Mozart’s comedy ample room to move and breathe amid Peter Davison’s spacious and mostly realistic sets. Now directed by Robin Guarino, it returned on Wednesday with nary a heavy-handed interpretation in sight.