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FRONT OF HOUSE EDITORIAL Hidden gems

LETTERS Your views and suggestions

NEWS & NOTES Remembering Anne Howells; Scottish Opera launches 60th anniversary season

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REVIEWS - LIVE REVIEWS Royal Opera House Samson et Dalila (38); Teatro La Fenice Griselda/ Faust (40/41) Paris Platée (Versailles)/ Fidelio (Seine Musicale) (42/44); Salzburg Festival Lohengrin (46) National Theatre of Croatia La Traviata (48) National Silesian-Moravian Theatre, Ostrava The Lord in White/ Betrothal in a Dream (50/52) Dutch National Opera Anna Bolena (54); UK Fringe Opera: Opera della Luna; The Opera Story; Hurn Court Opera (56-59)

- RECORDINGS New releases on CD & DVD (56-61) including: Sondra Radvanovsky’s Three Queens; new recordings of Verdi’s La traviata, Mozart’s Lucio Silla and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde from the Vienna State Opera. Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Prokoviev’s Fiery Angel on DVD. Plus: Opera Now Choice: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde from the Staatsoper Berlin

- SPOTLIGHT World Wide Opera Guide and answers to this issue’s Quiz (p71)

COVER PHOTO: SARAH KATHARINA

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‘On the whole, mezzos have iconic roles – most of them femmes fatales like Carmen, Eboli or Dalila, all operatic cliché roles which carry a lot of baggage’

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- Special Report: Opera in Latin America

Cover feature: Elīna Garanča Latvian mezzo Elīna Garanča tells Helena Matheopoulos about her approach to the morally conflicted and emotionally complex femmes fatales who have become the mainstay of her career Legendary Singers: Teresa Berganza Benjamin Ivry pays tribute to a

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glorious singer whose voice was redolent of the culture of her native Spain Hungarian State Opera One of the most beautiful opera houses in the world has been restored to its former glory. Adrian Mourby looks at what’s been happening behind the scenes in Budapest Profile: Cameron Mackenzie The Australian director on his plans for Northern Ireland Opera, the UK’s youngest national company My Favourite Things Stephen Lawless, opera director Quiz Test your opera knowledge

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