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June 2012 Volume 63 No 6

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: James Creswell and Orla Boylan in ENO’s new Flying Dutchman (see pp. 748-50) (photo: Robert Workman)

Opera, June 2012

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

651 Seeing double

By the Editor 652 People 401: Nicole Cabell

Roger Pines 659 Readers’ Letters 662 Pragmatism rules

Andrew Clark gives the 50-year-old Scottish Opera a health check 667 Newsdesk 671 Rarity value

Yehuda Shapiro reflects on recent repertoire trends 680 Looking at history

Flora Willson examines the revival of ‘Orphée’ in Second Empire Paris 687 Obituary 688 Opera around the world

729 Opera in Britain

750 Opera on CD 757 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 766 Opera books 768 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Antwerp/Ghent, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Paris; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 783 Classified advertisements 784 Wish I’d been there …

David Shengold