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May 2012 Volume 63 No 5

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) 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: The new Ariadne auf Naxos at Baden-Baden, with Renée Fleming in the title role (see pp. 554-5) (photo: Andrea Kremper)

Opera, May 2012

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

515 Back to the future

By the Editor 516 People 400: Oleg Caetani

Andrew Clark 526 Readers’ Letters 529 Tippett’s domestic epic

Dennis Marks reflects on ‘King Priam’ 534 Newsdesk 541 Metastasio’s Olympians

George Loomis 546 Opera around the world

589 Opera in Britain

609 Opera on CD 624 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 629 Opera books 633 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lyon; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 647 Classified advertisements 648 Wish I’d been there …

Klaus Heymann


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