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September2007 Volume 58 No 9

Editor John Allison Marketing Director Alice Lindsay Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Assistant Sara-Mae Tuson

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: Réégine Crespin as Kundry at Bayreuth (photo: Siegfried Lauterwasser)

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

1031Hip replacement By the Editor 1032Covering the bases David Gockley talks to Allan Ulrich 1038Celtic parallels James MacMillan talks to Rowena Smith about his second opera 1044Readers’letters 1045Asouthern Valhalla? John Allison reports from Santiago 1050Homecoming time Peter de Caluwe tells Rupert Christiansen about his Brussels plans 1055Newsdesk 1058Réégine Crespin, 1927-2007 Felicity Lott, Anna Caterina Antonacci and Max Loppert 1062Obituary 1067Opera around the world 1097Opera in Britain 1135Opera on CD 1138Opera on DVD 1140Opera books 1143Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Marseille, Paris (Thééââtre des Champs-Elyséées and Thééââtre du Chââtelet), Berlin (Komische Oper), Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Zurich; ‘We hear that ...’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1159Classified advertisements 1160If I came back as ... the Moor from Khalifat Julian Grant

Opera, September 2007