La Finta Giardiniera

Tim Ashley [The Guardian, 23 September 2006]
Many will wonder why the Royal Opera is presenting La Finta Giardiniera. Mozart wrote it in 1775 when he was 18. It’s no masterpiece, and its appearance seems perverse at a time when major scores such as Idomeneo and Die Entf¸hrung aus dem Serial are absent from the company’s repertoire.