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September 201 1 Vo lume 62 No 9 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 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Te lephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 email: We bsite: www operamagazine operamagazine 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: Lord Harewood, in 2001 (see pp. 1019-24) (photo: Clive Barda)

1019 Lord of the opera

By the Editor 1020 Lord Harewood, 1923-2011

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

Rodney Milnes 1024 Readers’ letters 1029 People 393: Ildar Abdrazakov

Amanda Holloway 1037 Youthful music

The bass Joseph Rouleau talks to Benjamin Ivry 1041 Newsdesk 1045 Alla polacca

John Allison welcomes some recent recordings of Polish opera 1053 Opera around the world 1102 Opera in Britain 1136 Opera on CD 1144 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 1147 Opera books 1148 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Lyon, Marseille, Pittsburgh; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1159 Classified advertisements 1160 Wish I’d been there …

Sergey Leiferkus

Opera, September 2011