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Autumn 1977

Festival Issue



Associate Editors Alan Blyth, Rodney Milnes Editorial Board Elizabeth Forbes, Arthur Jacobs, William Mann,

Charles Osborne, Andrew Porter, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, John Warrack

Personal Assistant to the Editor Deidre Tilley Editorial Offices: 6 Woodland Rise, London N10 3UH An Operatic Pilgrimage by Ivor Becker


Glyndebourne: Peter Hall’s Triumph by Harold Rosenthal 24 Edinburgh: Short Rations but Excellent Value by Harold Rosenthal 41

Orkney: The Martyrdom of St Magnus by Max Loppert 46 Salzburg: Fulfilled production of ‘Salome’ by Bryan Magee 49 Bregenz: ‘Oberon’ on the Lake by Horst Koegler 57 Savonlinna’s ‘Temptations’ by Alan Blyth 62 Alarms and Excursions at Aix by Alan Blyth 66 Bayreuth: Boulez’s Perfunctory ‘Ring’ by Bryan Magee 74 Munich’s Variety by Charles Pitt 80 Holland: Multilingual Premiere by Joel Kasow 91 Florence’s Festive Offerings 97 Verona: Romeo and Juliet at Home by Roger Bramble 102 Drottningholm: Soderstrom as Poppaea by Nancy Benvenga 108 Zurich: Allegorical Diirrenmatt by Robert Boas 109 Santa Fe: Dedication and Purpose by Stanley Sadie 113 . . . . And reviews of other festivals at Albi, Fishguard, Innsbruck, Orange, Rome, Split, Vienna, and Wolf Trap Other reviewers include Luigi Bellingardi, Jack Belsom, Graeme Feggetter, Elizabeth Forbes, Kurt Honolka, Charles Jahant, Murray Leslie, Dragan Lisac, Kenneth Loveland, Christopher Norton-Welsh, and Greville Rothon Front cover: Valerie Master son as Fiordiligi and Sylvia Lindenstrand as Dorabella in ‘Cost fan tutte’ at the Aixen-Provence Festival

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