November 2021 Volume 72 No. 11 Editor John Allison Deputy Editors Erica Jeal Henrietta Bredin Commercial Director Megan Jackson Editorial Board Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman George Hall Fiona Maddocks Roger Parker Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Telephone: 020 8563 8893 email@example.com www.opera.co.uk operamagazine @operamagazine @opera_magazine Subscriptions and customer services Esco, Trinity House, Sculpins Lane, Wethersfield, Braintree CM7 4AY Telephone: 01371 851804 Fax: 01371 851808 firstname.lastname@example.org Digital edition Exact Editions email@example.com www.exacteditions.com/opera Advertising Russell Bass, Cabbells Ltd Telephone: 020 3603 7937 firstname.lastname@example.org Front cover Carmela Remigio in the title role of ‘Griselda’ at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, with Raffaele Pe as Gualtiero (see pp. 1399-400) (photo: Clarissa Lapolla)
Opera, November 2021
Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood
Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes
1341 Dorries worries
By the Editor 1342 Newsdesk 1346 Curiouser and curiouser
Gerald Barry in conversation with Nick Kimberley 1352 La grandezza del personaggio
Great singers in great roles: Renata Scotto talks to Roger Pines about Bellini’s Norma 1360 King Arthur
Mahan Esfahani on the significance of Sullivan 1364 To clap or not to clap
Brian Robins investigates audience behaviour in the 18th century 1369 The talk of the town
David Chandler looks at the career of William Hawes 1375 Obituaries 1385 Opera around the world 1429 Opera in Britain 1445 Opera online 1446 Opera on CD 1449 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 1450 Opera books 1452 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Milan; Spotlight, ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1463 Classified advertisements 1464 For the record
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