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September 2008 Volume 59 No 9

Editor John Allison Marketing Director Alice Lindsay Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Subscriptions Manager 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

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Front cover: Alek Shrader as the Prince in ‘Una cosa rara’ at St Louis (see pp. 1072-4) (photo: Ken Howard)

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

1019Royal hunt of ‘The Sun’ By the Editor

1020People 349: Lucio Gallo George Hall

1027Readers’ letters

1029Chinese whispers Ken Smith on the writing process behind ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’


1040Opera around the world

1077Opera in Britain

1105Opera on CD

1112Opera on DVD

1117Opera books

1122Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Antwerp and Ghent, Dresden, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, San Diego; ‘We hear that ...’; Opera calendar home and abroad

1135Classified advertisements

1136If I came back as ... Keikobad Allan Ulrich

Opera, September 2008