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August 2009 Volume 60 No 8

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: Renée Fleming as Violetta at Covent Garden (see pp. 9991001) (photo: Catherine Ashmore)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal

and Rodney Milnes

907 Tick, tick … BOOM

By the Editor 908 People 369: Stig Andersen

Erica Jeal 915 Readers’ letters 918 Approaching ‘Tristan’

Torsten Kerl and Anja Kampe talk to Nick Kimberley 925 Newsdesk 930 Other journeys of ‘Voss’

John Carmody 934 Nicholas Maw, 1935-2009

Andrew Porter 937 Opera around the world 977 Opera in Britain 1005 Opera on CD 1014 Opera on DVD 1019 Opera books 1021 Coming events

including plans for the UK houses, Milan, Montreal, Paris (Châtelet), Arizona Opera, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Opéra National du Rhin, Stuttgart and Zurich; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1031 Classified advertisements 1032 Wish I’d been there …

Max Loppert

Opera, August 2009