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November 2009 Volume 60 No 11 Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Assistant Editor Kate Molleson Publisher Fletcher Dhew Subscription 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: Rebecca Bottone (Amanda) and Frances Bourne (Amando) in ‘Le Grand Macabre’ at ENO (see pp. 1392-3) (photo: Stephen Cummiskey)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal

and Rodney Milnes

1299 Competition rules

By the Editor 1300 People 372: Ana María Martínez

Roger Pines 1309 Readers’ letters 1313 Let’s get together

Daniel Snowman urges musicologists and historians to join forces 1319 Newsdesk 1321 A discreet legend

Virginia Zeani talks to Jon Tolansky 1328 Obituary 1332 Opera around the world 1377 Opera in Britain 1396 Opera on CD 1405 Opera on DVD 1408 Coming events

including plans for the UK houses, Dublin, Lisbon, Marseille, New York (NYCO), Palermo; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1423 Classified advertisements 1424 Wish I’d been there …

Rupert Christiansen

Opera, November 2009