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November 2007 Volume 58 No 11

Editor John Allison Marketing Director Alice Lindsay Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Assistant Sara-Mae Tuson Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddocks Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Telephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions Telephone: 020 8748 0911 e-mail: Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Tel: 020 8971 8450 Fax: 020 8971 8480 Front cover: Susan Graham and Simon Keenlyside in the Royal Opera’s ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’ (see pp. 1377-8) (photo: Bill Cooper)

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

1295 Disappearing acts By the Editor 1296 Medieval mayhem A listening guide to our cover CD by George Hall 1303 Newsdesk 1306 ‘The inspired idea’ Jessica Duchen revisits Korngold’s ‘Wunder der Heliane’ 1312 Readers’ letters 1314 Three welcome strangers Nicola LeFanu introduces Elizabeth Maconchy’s one-act operas 1318 The show must go on Elizabeth Schafer links Lilian Baylis’s early and later careers 1322 Obituary 1323 Opera around the world 1374 Opera in Britain 1387 Opera on film 1388 Opera on CD 1396 Opera on DVD 1398 Opera books 1402 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Melbourne, Sydney, Hamburg, Naples, Monte-Carlo, Boston, Minneapolis, San Diego; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1419 Classified advertisements 1420 If I came back as … Tosca Joyce Bourne

Opera, November 2007