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Autumn 1978

Festival Issue



Associate Editors Alan Blyth, Rodney Milnes Editorial Board Elizabeth Forbes, Arthur Jacobs, Max Loppert,

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

Personal Assistant to the Editor Deidre Tilley Editorial Offices: 6 Woodland Rise, London NIO 3UH

Festivals Large and Small by the Editor

Blossom Time by Courtney Kenny

Glyndebourne’s Vintage Mozart by Harold Rosenthal

Edinburgh: Diamand’s Last Fling by Rodney Milnes

Salzburg’s Hit and Miss by Richard Law

Aix’s Glorious 30th Birthday by Harold Rosenthal

Orange: Tedious ‘Samson’ by Alan Blyth

Savonlinna: Talvela Triumphant by Rodney Milnes

Bayreuth: A Vivid ‘Hollander’ by Charles Pitt










Munich: Success for Reimann’s ‘Lear’ by Horst Koegler 90 Holland: Friedrich’s ‘Giovanni’ by Max Loppert 95 Florence: ‘Vepres’ in Full by Susan Gould 98 Spoleto’s tragic ‘Cenerentola’ by Mariella Busnelli 100 Verona: Enlarged Season by Roger Bramble 105 Zurich: An Equivocal ‘Arabella’ by Gerold Fierz 110 Santa F e : An Ideal ‘Onegin’ by Jack Belsom 113 .... And reviews of other festivals at Adelaide, Albi, Avignon, Bordeaux, Carpentras, City of London, Carinthia, Harrogate, Innsbruck, Ottawa, Schwetzingen, Seattle, and Vienna. Other reviewers include Elizabeth Forbes, Lawrence Haskett, Kurt Honolka, Arthur Jacobs, Murray Leslie, Christopher Norton-Welsh, Charles Osborne, Anthony Rainer, F. B. St Clair, Elizabeth Silsbury, Barry Still, William Allin Storrer, Andre Tubeuf, and Conrad Wilson Front cover: Eric Tappy as Tamino and Christian Boesch as Papageno in ‘Die 7.auberflote’ at Salzburg

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