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2012 Annual Festivals issue

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) Assistant Editor Hugo Shirley Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Manager Andrew Miles

Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman George Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddocks Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter

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Front cover: ‘Andrea Chénier’ at the  Bregenz Festival last summer (photo: Bregenzer Festspiele/Karl Forster)

Opera, Festivals 2012

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

3       Peace and war           By the Editor 4       Living opera           Fort Worth Opera’s Darren K. Woods on setting a new festival agenda 11       Singing exercises           Jennifer Sheppard on music, health and the Olympics 19       By the waters of Babylon           David Shengold reports on how the Caramoor and Pesaro festivals are joining forces 24       The king in Prussia           Mark Berry explores Frederick the Great’s operatic life 30       Mile-high opera           Yehuda Shapiro reports from Crested Butte

Festival introductions (by George Hall) and listings: Aix-en-Provence (62), Aldeburgh (37), Ambronay (63), Amsterdam (64), Aspen (65), Avenches (66), Baden-Baden (66), Bad Ischl (67), Bad Wildbad (67), Bampton (38), Bard (68), Bath (38), Baugé (70),  Bayreuth (70), Beaune (72), Belle-Ile en Mer (73), Bergen (73), Boston (74), Bregenz (75), Brighton (39), Buxton (40 & 41), Caramoor (75), Castleton (76), Central City (76), Charleston (77), Chautauqua (78), Cheltenham (42), Cincinnati (78), Clonter (42), Crested Butte (80), Dartington (44), Dorset (44), Dresden (80), Drottningholm (81), Edinburgh (45), Eisenstadt (82), Erfurt (82),  Erl (83), Eutin (84), Florence (85), Fort Worth (85), Garsington (46), Glimmerglass (86), Glyndebourne (48), Göttingen (87), Gotha (88), Granada (89), Grange Park (50), Green Mountain (89),  Gut Immling (90), Halle (90), Harrogate (50), Hedeland (91), Heidenheim (92), Helsinki (92), Herrenchiemsee (93),  Holland Park (51), Iford (53), Innsbruck (94), Jennersdorf (95),  Jesi (95), Konstanz (96), Lebanon, NH (96), Ljubljana (97),  London (53, 54 & 55), Longborough (55), Lucerne (98), Ludwigsburg (99), Macerata (99), Martina Franca (100),  Masada (100), Mauritius (101), Mikkeli (102), Montpellier (102), Mörbisch (103), Munich (104), New York (105), Orange (106), Orkney (56), Parma (107), Pesaro (107), Potsdam (108),  Prague (108), Ravenna (109), Ravinia (109), Rheinsberg (110),  Riga (111), Rotterdam (111), Ruhr (112), Ryedale (57),  St Endellion (58), St Louis (112), St Petersburg (114), Salisbury (58),  Salzburg Whitsun (115), Salzburg (116), St Margarethen (117),  Santa Fe (118), Saratoga Springs (119), Savonlinna (120), Schwetzingen (121), Siena (122), Skäret (122), Spitalfields (59), Solothurn (123), Stanley Hall (60), Tallinn (123), Tanglewood (124), Torre del Lago (124), Utah (125), Vadstena (125), Valencia (126), Verona (126), Vienna (127), Warsaw (127), Wels (127),  West Green House (60), Wexford (128), Woodhouse (61)

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