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FRONT OF HOUSE

EDITORIAL Striving to be global and forward-thinking YOUNG ARTIST OF THE MONTH Meeting rising star, composer Alex Ho - NEWS & NOTES A new Music Director at Berlin State Opera, cuts to opera in Wales and saying goodbye to a remarkable musician, tenor Stephen Gould

REVIEWS - LIVE REVIEWS UK London Royal Opera House Das Rheingold (4 0 ) EUROPE Salzburg Festival (42) Deutsche Oper am Rhein Die tote Stadt & Hérodiade (44) Opéra national du Rhin The Tale of Tsar Saltan (46) USA Santa Fe Opera Festival (48)

- RECORDINGS New releases on CD, Digital & AV including: Ethel Smyth’s Der Wald – from John Andrews and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a Naxos recording of American operatic works, De Organizer/ The Dreamy and Massenet’s Ariane on Bru Zane album with Amina Edris and Kate Aldrich, as well as productions of Andrea Chénier , Ernani and Il trittico captured on film Opera Now Choice: John Corigliano’s opera The Lord of Cries receives five stars under the baton of Gil Rose and soloists Anthony Roth Costanzo and David Portillo.

- SPOTLIGHT Worldwide Opera Guide and answers to this issue’s Quiz (p 63)

COVER PHOTO: KIM TAE-HWAN

‘On the podium, it’s about the score and music-making with the experts, the professional musicians. So, it’s not about me’

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Cover feature Eun Sun Kim Music Director of San Francisco Opera is soon to make her Paris Opera debut, leading the house in Le contes d’Hoffmann. But this season brings more than one exciting debut. How has this young south Korean conductor become such a fixture in our operatic landscape? Stephanie Childress Almost 20 years her junior, another remarkable conductor is making a name for herself as she returns to Glyndebourne to conduct Don Giovanni. At just 24 years old, Stephanie Childress may be known to some as a violinist, but we discover that it was conducting which always stole her imagination

Unexpected places – opera in the Amazon Exploring Brazil’s lesser-known operatic hub Royal Opera House – A new ring Reviewing Royal Opera House’s Das Rheingold as it starts its new season, the final for Music Director Antonio Pappano Behind the Scenes Director of Development at Glyndebourne Opera, Helen McCarthy takes us behind the scenes of her fascinating job Quiz How well do you know Turandot? Test your opera knowledge this month’s quiz!

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Off the beaten path– Plastic Bodies A new reviews feature, highlighting the varied and forward-thinking operatic projects that rarely get full coverage www.operanow.co.uk

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