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2010 Annual Festivals issue

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) 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: Jean Rigby as Dejanira in last summer’s production of Martinu’ s ‘Mirandolina’ at Garsington (photo: Johan Persson)

Opera, Festivals 2010

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal

3 Dare to be different and Rodney Milnes

By the Editor 4 People 378: Alexander Pereira

Hugh Canning 13 The Weinberg (re)vival

Martin Anderson on the background to two operas at Bregenz 20 The impresario-evangelist

Cincinnati Opera’s Evans Mirageas talks to Janelle Gelfand 29 Anti-house style

Nick Kimberley meets the managers of Opera Holland Park 37 Collecting Rings

Martin Bernheimer on benchmark pr oductions of Wagner’s cycle 44 ‘On Such a Night’

Rodney Milnes rediscovers a Glyndebourne gem

Festival introductions (by George Hall) and listings: Aix-en-Provence (67), Aldeburgh (49), Ambronay (68), Amsterdam (69), Aspen (70), Athens (72), Avenches (73), Les Azuriales (73), Baden-Baden (74), Bad Ischl (74), Bad Wildbad (77), Bampton (50), Bard (78), Bath (50), Baugé (79), Bayreuth (79), Beaune (81), BelleIle en Mer (82), Bergen (82), Bregenz (83), Brighton (51), Buxton (51 & 53), Caramoor (84), Castleton (85), Central City (85), Charleston (86), Chautauqua (87), Cheltenham (53), Cincinnati (88), La Coruña (88), Crested Butte (89), Dalhalla (90), Dartington (54), Dresden (90), Drottningholm (92), Edinburgh (55), Erfurt (92), Erl (93), Eutin (93), Florence (94), Garsington (56), Glimmerglass (94), Glyndebourne (58), Göttingen (96), Grafenegg (97), Granada (98), Grange Park (59), Graz (98), Gut Immling (99), Halle (99), Hedeland (100), Holland Park (59), Iford (61), Innsbruck (101), Jesi (101), Lake George (102), Ljubljana (102), Longborough (62), Los Angeles (103), Lucerne (104), Macerata (104), Manaus (105), Martina Franca (106), Mautitius (107), Miskolc (107), Montpellier (108), Mörbisch (109), Munich (109), Orange (111), Orkney (63), Parma (112), Pesaro (112), Prague (113), Ravenna (114), Ravinia (115), Rheinsberg (115), Riga (116), Rome (117), Ruhr (118), Ryedale (65), St Louis (118), St Petersburg (119), Salisbury (65), Salzburg Whitsun (120), Salzburg (120), St Margarethen (122), Santa Fe (122), Savonlinna (123), Schwetzingen (124), Skäret (125), Solothurn (125), Tanglewood (126), Torre del Lago (126), Trier (128), Utah (128), Vadstena (129), Valencia (129), Verbier (130), Vermont (130), Verona (131), Vienna (132), Vilnius (133), Warsaw (134), Wels (134), West Green House (66), Wexford (135), Woodhouse (66), Zurich (135)

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