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February 2012 Volume 63 No 2

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Assistant Editor Hugo Shirley Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Manager Andrew Miles

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: Richard Croft as Gandhi in ‘Satyagraha’ at the Met (see pp. 152-8 and 204) (photo: Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera)

Opera, February 2012

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

131 You’ll never walk alone?

By the Editor 132 People 398: Barry Banks

Kristin Cowdin 139 Readers’ letters 142 Meeting ‘Thelma’

Jonathan Butcher tells the story of ColeridgeTaylor’s ‘lost’ opera 147 Newsdesk 152 English International

John Berry talks to John Allison about ENO’s co-production policy 159 Sena Jurinac, 1921-2011

George Christie and Hugh Canning 163 Obituary 165 Opera around the world

208 Opera in Britain

218 Opera on CD 231 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 236 Opera books 240 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Catania, Santiago, Seattle, Venice; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 255 Classified advertisements 256 Wish I’d been there …

Veronica Dunne