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November2006 Volume 57 No 11

Editor John Allison Marketing Director Alice Lindsay Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson

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

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Front cover: Susan Bullock as Brüünnhilde in Toronto (see pp. 1326-9) (photo: Michael Cooper)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

1287Broadway revolution? By the Editor

1288Sceptre, crown and scaffold Aguide to our cover CDby George Hall


1294Amaestro of his day Roger Parker reintroduces Pacini’s ‘Alessandro nell’Indie’


1302The nicest prima donna Alan Blyth salutes Joan Sutherland on her 80th birthday

1307Negative discrimination Andrew Clements and Dennis Marks analyse ‘Gaddafi’


1314Opera around the world

1362Opera in Britain

1378Opera on CD

1384Opera on DVD

1389Opera books

1392Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Berlin (Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper), Bari, Bologna, Genoa, Turin; ‘We hear that ...’; Opera calendar home and abroad

1411Classified advertisements

1412Singers remembered: Richard Lewis RodneyMilnes

Opera, November 2006