April 2017 Volume 68 No 4 Editor John Allison Deputy Editors Erica Jeal Henrietta Bredin Commercial Director Megan Jackson Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer 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 editor@opera.co.uk www.opera.co.uk operamagazine @operamagazine Subscriptions Esco, Trinity House, Sculpins Lane, Wethersfield, Braintree CM7 4AY Telephone: 01371 851804 Fax: 01371 851808 opera@escosubs.co.uk Digital edition Exact Editions support@exacteditions.com www.exacteditions.com/opera Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Telephone: 020 3603 7940 jane@cabbell.co.uk Front cover Caitlin Hulcup and T om Randle in ‘Le Vin herbé’ at WNO (see pp. 514-15) (photo: Robert Workman)

Opera, April 2017

421 Trouble in paradise By the Editor 422 Open doors in Salzburg

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

Markus Hinterhäuser talks to Rupert Christiansen 426 Readers’ letters 428 People 453: Ernesto Palacio Carlos María Solare 433 Newsdesk 435 All change at the Grange

Anna Picard discusses plans for the new Grange Festival with its artistic director, Michael Chance 440 Adventure and controversy

Michael Shmith on Lord Harewood’ s Edinburgh Festival years 446 Home and identity Francesca Zambello talks to Johanna Keller about Glimmerglass 451 Festivals spotlight 454 Festivals directory 460 Nicolai Gedda, 1925-2017

Stephen Hastings salutes a great tenor 463 Opera around the world 495 Opera in Britain 519 Opera on CD 536 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 540 Opera books 544 Coming events including plans for the UK houses (with WNO’s 2017-18 season), Houston, New York (Met), Seattle and Toronto; ‘W e hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 559 Classified advertisements 560 My opera city …

Jonathan Keates