In this Sept. 20, 2012 photo, conductor Maurizio Benini looks up at the audience during the final dress rehearsal of Gaetano Donizetti's “L'Elisir d'Amore” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... more 
In this Sept. 20, 2012 photo, conductor Maurizio Benini looks up at the audience during the final dress rehearsal of Gaetano Donizetti's “L'Elisir d'Amore” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. That most endearing of all comedies, Donizetti's “L'Elisir d'Amore,” opened the Metropolitan Opera season on Monday, Sept. 24 in a modest new production made memorable by an outstanding cast. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 1:24 AM EDT