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April 2013 Volume 64 No 4 Editor John Allison Deputy Editors Erica Jeal Hugo Shirley Commercial Director Megan Jackson 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 Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Telephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 email: Website: operamagazine @operamagazine Subscriptions Telephone: 01371 851804 email: Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Telephone: 020 3603 7940 Fax: 020 8544 0811 Front cover Corinne Winters as Violetta at ENO (see pp. 498-9) (photo: Tristram Kenton)

405 Crossing lines

By the Editor 406 People 409: Leo Nucci

Carlos María Solare 414 Readers’ letters 419 Being the gunpowder

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

Vladimir Jurowski, in conversation with John Allison, looks back on his Glyndebourne years and forward to Strauss 426 Newsdesk 430 The sins of youth

John Warrack on Wagner’s neglected early operas 436 Festival overtures

Leading festival directors reveal their plans 461 Festivals spotlight 464 Festivals directory 470 Obituary 471 Opera around the world 495 Opera in Britain 514 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 518 Opera on CD 526 Opera books 528 Coming events including plans for the UK houses and the Metropolitan Opera; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 543 Classified advertisements 544 Wish I’d been there …

Patrick Kinmonth

Opera, April 2013