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2008 Annual

Festivals issue

Editor John Allison Marketing Director Alice Lindsay Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Assistant Susan Randall

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

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Front cover: Alison Tupay, Katherine Jolly and Kirsten Forrest Leich in The Mikadoat Opera Theatre of Saint Louis last summer (photo: Ken Howard)

7 Festival prelude By the Editor

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

8 Rhine fever Roderick Swanston takes a musical voyage

21 Steering Edinburgh Jonathan Mills talks to Rowena Smith

30 Sleeping beauties George Loomis on Riccardo Muti’s Neapolitan project

36 ‘Sin of my youth’ Michael Tanner on Wagner’s ‘Das Liebesverbot’

43 Acoronation for Vivaldi Fiona Maddocks on Garsington’s new strand

46 Jewel of the Aegean David Blewitt visits Syros

50 Other Leonoras John Warrack introduces Paer’s prison opera

128 Tour operators

Festival introductions (by George Hall) and listings: Aix-en-Provence (70), Aldborough (54), Aldeburgh (54), Amsterdam (71), Aspen (72), Avenches (73), Les Azuriales (73), Baden-Baden (74), Bad Ischl (74), Bad Wildbad (76), Bampton (55), Bard (77), Barga (77), Bath (56), Baugéé (77), Bayreuth (78), Beaune (79), Belle-Ile en Mer (80), Bergen (80), Bregenz (81), Brighton (56), Buxton (57), Canterbury (58), Caramoor (82), Castleward (59), Central City (83), Charleston (84), Chautauqua (85), Chelsea (60), Cincinnati (85), Dalhalla (86), Dartington (60), Downpatrick (61), Dresden (86), Drottningholm (88), Edinburgh (61), Eutin (89), Florence (90), Garsington (63), Glimmerglass (90), Glyndebourne (63), Gööttingen (91), Granada (92), Grange Park (65), Gut Immling (93), Halle (93), Hampstead and Highgate (65), Heidenheim (94), Holland Park (66), Iford (67), Innsbruck (94), Lake George (95), Ljubljana (95), London—Lufthansa Baroque (68), Longborough (68), Macerata (96), Manaus (96), Miskolc (97), Montpellier (98), Möörbisch (98), Munich (100), Orange (101), Orkney—St Magnus (69), Pesaro (101), Ponte de Lima (103), Prague (104), Ravenna (104), Ravinia (105), Rheinsberg (105), Riga (106), St Louis (108), Salisbury (69), Salzburg Whitsun (109), Salzburg (109), St Margarethen (111), Santa Fe (112), Savonlinna (113), Schwetzingen (114), Solothurn (115), Skääret (116), Syros (116), Torre del Lago (117), Trier (117), Utah (118), Vadstena (118), Valencia (120), Verbier (121), Vermont (121), Verona (122), Vienna (124), Wels (125), West Green House (70), Wexford (125), Wooster (126), Zurich (126)

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