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October 2010 Vo lume 61 No 10 Editor John Allison Deput y Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) Assistant Editor Kate Molle son Subscript ion Manage r Megan Jackson Editor ial Board Marti n Bernhe imer Hugh Canni ng Rupert Christ ianse n Andrew Clark Andrew Clem ents Richa rd Fairm an George Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddock s Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Te lephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 e-mail: .uk We bsite: www Subscripti ons Te lephone: 020 8748 0911 e-mail: operasubs Adverti sing Jane Stoggl es Cabbell Publishing Ltd Te lephone: 020 8971 8450 Fax: 020 8971 8480 Fr ont cover: Ekaterina Scherbachenk o as Ta tyana in the Bolshoy ’s ‘Ye vgeny Onegin’ (see pp. 1287-8) (photo: Damir Yusupov)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Har old Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

11 95 Distress signals

By the Editor 1196 People 384: Richard Farnes

Andrew Clark 1204 Readers’ letters 1209 Breaking the rules

Alexander Goehr talks to Nick Kimberley about his new opera 1215 N ewsdesk 1218 Forty years and counting

George Hall on Opera Rara’s next moves 1224 A nthony Rolfe Johnson, 1940-2010 1226 Obituary 1227 Opera around the world 1279 Opera in Britain 1299 Opera on CD 1308 Opera on DVD 1310 Opera books 1312 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Marseille, Monte-Carlo, Opera Australia (Melbourne and Sydney); ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1327 Classified advertisements 1328 Wish I’d been there …

Stéphane Denève

Opera, October 2010