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September 2012 Volume 63 No 9

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: Sally Matthews as the Countess in Glyndebourne’s new ‘Figaro’ (see pp. 1125-6) (photo: Alastair Muir)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

1043 Pots and kettles

By the Editor 1044 People 403: Carmen Giannattasio

Hugo Shirley 1053 Readers’ letters 1054 Aarhus calling

Danish National Opera’s Annilese Miskimmon talks to Terry Blain 1061 Newsdesk 1064 Gaetano di Bergamo

Stephen Hastings meets the Donizetti Festival’s Francesco Bellotto 1073 A home from home

David Shengold tours Opera America’s new headquarters 1076 Obituary 1080 Opera around the world

1116 Opera in Britain

1154 Opera on CD 1167 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 1073 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Vienna (Theater an der Wien); ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1183 Classified advertisements 1184 Wish I’d been there …

Christopher Webber

Opera, September 2012

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