Founded by rhe Earl of Harewood Ediror 1953-86 Harold Rosenrhal, OBE

July 1989 Volume 40 No 7

Rodney Milnes Max Loppen

Alan Bl y th , Hugh Canning, Andrew Clement s, Eli zabeth Forbes, Arthur Jacob s, Willi a m Mann , Charles Osborne, Andrew Poner,

Desmond Shawe-Taylor , John Warrack

Edi1or A ssocia1e Edi1or Edi1orial Board

Noel Goodwin O verseas ews Edi1or Ri chard Fairman A ssis1an1 Edi1or

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Wanted: a voice by the Edi1or 781

Rattle's dinner dates: Simon Rattle in conversation with Hugh

Canning 782

Enlightenment at Gl yndebourne , or 'Towards an authentic

Figaro '? by S1anley Sadie 786

Readers' Letters 792

Total conviction in 'Jenufa' by Alan Bly th 795

In the ews 799

Greening up the Garden, or Venturing into Space .. .

by Andrew Clemen1s 801

Ivan Fischer : Perestroika in Kent by Arthur Jacobs 804

Obituary 807

Our Critics Abroad: reporrs from America, Belgium, France, Germany, Ital y, Monaco, orway, Poland , Sweden, Switzerland 808


including plans for Gl yndebourne Touring Opera, the Proms, Los

Angele , San Diego, Washington DC , Berlin, Frankfurt,

Hamburg; Festivals 1989; 'We hear that .. .' 825 -840

British Opera Diary, including reviews of 'La traviata' and 'Street

Scene' at Scotti sh Opera ; Opera orth's new 'Boris Godunov'; 'The P lumber's Gift' and 'The Mastersingers' at the ENO; Kent

Opera 's 'Peter Grimes '; 'Albert Herring ' and 'Turandot' at

Covent Garden 857 Fringe Performances 875 Student Performances 880

In Concert 882 At the Musical 884 Record Reviews 885

Book Reviews 890 Classified Advertisements 896

Front cover: Simon Ratt le, conductor of the new Figaro at Glyndebourne (photo: EMI/Sophie Baker)