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July 2013 Volume 64 No 7 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 Esco, Trinity House, Sculpins Lane, Wethersfield Braintree CM7 4AY Telephone: 01371 851804 Fax: 01371 851808 email: Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Telephone: 020 3603 7940 email: Front cover Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatyana and Onegin at the Vienna Staatsoper (see p. 869) (photo: Michael Pöhn)

Opera, July 2013

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

837 White smoke

By the Editor 838 People 412: Catherine Foster

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

George Hall 844 Readers’ letters 849 Stage whispers

Richard Fairman explores the art of the prompter 856 Newsdesk 860 Diamonds in the rough

Hugo Shirley introduces Wolf-Ferrari’s ‘I gioielli della Madonna’ 865 Obituary 867 Opera around the world 900 Opera in Britain 928 Opera on CD 936 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 943 Opera books 947 Coming events including plans for the UK houses (with Scottish Opera’s 2013-14 season), Antwerp/Ghent, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 959 Classified advertisements 960 Largo al factotum …

Tom Watson