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Autumn 1972

Festival Issue

Editor Associate Editor Editorial Board HAROLD ROSENTHAL Alan Blyth Arthur Jacobs, William Mann, Charles Osborne,

Andrew Porter, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, John Warrack Editorial Offices: 6 Woodland Rise, London N10 3 UH

Contents Wiesbaden: ‘Established in 1896’ by Colin Gibson


Glyndebourne: Monteverdi Triumph by Harold Rosenthal 22 Aldeburgh: Two New Operas by Arthur Jacobs 36 Edinburgh: Paper Promises by Harold Rosenthal 39 A Vintage Salzburg by Alan Blyth 48 Prague: A Refreshing Experience by Robert Baxter 63 Aix-en-Provence: A Mixed Bag by Tony Mayer 67 Orange: A ‘Trovatore’ Omelette by Charles Pitt 75 Bayreuth: Boos and Cheers for ‘Tannhauser’ by Kurt Honolka . . . and a First-Rate ‘Ring’ by Arthur Jacobs 81 Munich: Cultural ‘Olympics’ by Greville Rothon 91 Handel at Halle by James H. Sutcliffe 102 Holland: Gotz Friedrich’s ‘Falstaff’ by Joel Kasow 105 Florence: An uncut ‘Tell’ by William Weaver 108 Zurich: Fascinating Busoni by Theodore Bloomfield 115 Santa F e : ‘Opera Traffic, Keep Left’ by Courtney Kenny 118 . . , And reviews of festivals at Brighton, Bregenz, Vienna, Flanders, Bordeaux, Divonne-les-Bains, Versailles, Ludwigsburg, Spoleto, and Dubrovnik Other contributors include: Ronald Crichton, Pavel Eckstein, Elizabeth Forbes, Noel Goodwin, Marion Harewood, Rodney Milnes, Charles Osborne, Ossia Trilling, Patrick Smith, Joseph Wechsberg Front cover: Janet Baker as Penelope and Benjamin Luxon as Ulysses in Monteverdi's 'l l Ritorni d'Ulisse in Patria' at Glyndebourne

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