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OCTOBER 1994

Editor GraemeKay Deputy Editor Rachel Connolly Associate Editors Ashutosh Khandekar

Clare Stewart Art Editor Sarah Davies Deputy Art Editors

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Opera news and features More storms at the Bastille; Glyndeboume plans; management moves (6) • Vaduva: Romanian magic; travel news (9) • Wexford preview ( 11 ) • New Kong opera; Shostakovich premiere (12) •

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Wotan's Ring British bass John Tomlinson is now the world's reigning Wotan. He talks about the role to Robert Hartford, as rehearsals start for a new Ring at Covent Garden

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Cover feature Dame Gwyneth Jones was always an exciting talent. As she returns to Covent Garden for Turandot, she tells Richard Fawkes about the energy which drives her on

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Singers of the Century In musical circles, even the name of Lucia Popp was enough to raise a smile. John Steane te ll s the story of a popular soprano of radiant intelligence

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Andrew Stewart's Opera People Sir Alexander Gibson has been spreading his gifts far and wide since stepping down as Scottish Opera's music director. Andrew Stewart also meets the outstanding American mezzo Jane Henschel, now a regular visitor to Britain

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Every day another miracle Covent Garden runs courses for people who want to work in opera theatres. Anne Inglis goes along to watch

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Opera Guide Noel Goodwin introduces Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, the opera made famous in this century by Kathleen Ferrier, and now scheduled for revival by English Touring Opera

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Opera World Della Couling flicks away the crumbs of Sachertorte and begins a two-part report on the Austrian capital, Vienna

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