September 2009 Volume 60 No 9 Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal Publisher Fletcher Dhew Subscriptions Manager Megan Jackson

Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman George Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddocks Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter

Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Telephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 e-mail: Website:

Subscriptions Telephone: 020 8748 0911 e-mail:

Advertising Jane Stoggles Cabbell Publishing Ltd Tel: 020 8971 8450 Fax: 020 8971 8480

Front cover: Ana María Martínez as Rusalka at Glyndebourne (see pp. 1130-1) (photo: Bill Cooper)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal

and Rodney Milnes

1035 Slow Movement

By the Editor 1037 People 370: Nicola Luisotti

John Allison 1046 Readers’ letters 1048 Verdi’s Bayreuth?

George Loomis on Parma’s Verdi Festival 1054 Newsdesk 1058 The other ‘Wozzeck’

Andrew Clements on the strange case of Manfred Gurlitt 1062 Edward Downes, 1924-2009

John Tooley, Elijah Moshinsky and Rodney Milnes 1067 Opera around the world 1116 Opera in Britain 1142 Opera on DVD 1147 Opera on CD 1153 Opera books 1156 Coming events

including plans for the UK houses, Bologna, Cologne, Dresden; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1167 Classified advertisements 1168 Wish I’d been there …

Anne Evans

Opera, September 2009