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June 2009 Volume 60 No 6

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Publisher Fletcher Dhew 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: Zubin Mehta (see pp. 644-51) (photo: Wilfried Hösl)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal

and Rodney Milnes

643 Withdrawal symptoms

By the Editor 644 People 359: Zubin Mehta

John Allison 651 Readers’ letters 654 In the key of dreams

David Pountney on Martinu, the great experimenter 664 Newsdesk 667 ‘The first of his profession’

George Loomis on Jommelli and his ‘Demofoonte’ 674 Obituary 677 Opera around the world 719 Opera in Britain 736 Opera on CD 745 Opera on DVD 750 Opera books 751 Coming events

including plans for the UK houses (with 2009-10 season plans for Covent Garden and ENO), Brussels, Paris (Opéra National); ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 767 Classified advertisements 768 Wish I’d been there …

Michael Kennedy

Opera, June 2009