October2007 Volume 58 No 10

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1163In memoriam By the Editor 1164The only Italian tenor who mattered Richard Fairman 1168Alan Blyth, 1929-2007 Janet Baker and Max Loppert 1171Richard Bradshaw, 1944-2007 Margaret Atwood and Andrew Porter 1176Readers’letters 1180People 339:Sylvie Valayre Richard Fairman 1188Newsdesk 1190The lot—and then some Michael Tanner reviews ‘Mozart 22’, Salzburg’s DVD marathon 1196The woman in black Mary Ann Smart on Bellini’s ‘La straniera’ 1201Once more exalted Nicholas Anderson on the German Baroque and Keiser’s ‘Croesus’ 1206Obituary 1209 Opera around the world 1240 Opera in Britain 1261Opera on DVD 1266Opera on CD 1275 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Toulouse, Milan, Valencia, Lausanne; ‘We hear that ...’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1291Classified advertisements 1292If I came back as ... Dosifey Nicholas Payne

Opera, October 2007