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April 201 1 Vo lume 62 No 4 Editor John Allison Deputy Editors Erica Jeal Amanda Holloway Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson Publishing Manager Andrew Miles Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman Geor ge Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddocks Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter Editorial Offices 36 B lack Lion Lane London W6 9BE Te lephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 email: We bsite: www Subscriptions Te lephone: 020 8748 091 1 email: Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Te lephone: 020 8971 8450 Fax: 020 8971 8480 Fr ont cover: Eva-Maria We stbroek in the title role of Turnage’ s ‘ Anna Nicole’ at Covent Garden (see pp. 459-61) (photo: Bill Cooper)

371 Honey, I shrunk the opera

By the Editor 372 The Price of perfection

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

Margaret Price’s last interview, with Yehuda Shapiro 380 Readers’ letters 382 Rimsky’s whodunnit

Richard Taruskin on ‘The Tsar’s Bride’ 387 Newsdesk 390 People 389: Colin Lee

John Allison 399 Obituary 401 Opera around the world 444 Opera in Britain 462 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 472 Opera on CD 475 Opera books 478 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (Met), St Paul, Toronto; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 495 Classified advertisements 496 Wish I’d been there …

David Charles Abell

Opera, April 2011