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January 2013 Volume 64 No 1

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) Assistant Editor Hugo Shirley Commercial Director Megan Jackson

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: A Village Romeo and Juliet at Wexford, with David Stout (Dark Fiddler), Quentin Hayes (Manz) and Andrew Greenan (Marti) (see pp. 57-60) (photo: Clive Barda)

Opera, January 2013

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

5 Big game hunting

By the Editor 6 People 407: Marc Minkowski

George Loomis 14 Readers’ letters 17 State of the nations

Peter Jonas gives the German-speaking opera world a check-up 27 Newsdesk 32 Hans Werner Henze, 1926-2012

Andrew Clements 37 Obituary 39 Opera around the world 92 Opera in Britain 112 Opera on CD 122 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 127 Opera books 131 Coming events including plans for the UK houses and NBR New Zealand Opera; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 143 Classified advertisements 144 Wish I’d been there …

Amanda Holden

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