December 2010 Vo lume 61 No 12

Editor John Allison Deput y Editor Erica Jeal Assis tant Editor Kate Molleso n Subscripti on Manager Megan Jackson Publishi ng Manager Andrew Miles Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canni ng Rupert Christ ianse n Andrew Clark Andrew Clem ents Richa rd Fairm an George Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddock s Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter Editorial Offices 36 Black Lion Lane London W6 9BE Te lephone: 020 8563 8893 Fax: 020 8563 8635 e-mail: .uk We bsite: www Subscripti ons Te lephone: 020 8748 091 1 e-mail: operasubs Adverti sing Jane Stoggl es Cabbell Publishing Ltd Te lephone: 020 8971 8450 Fax: 020 8971 8480 Fr ont cover: Joan Sutherland as Lucia di Lammermoor at La Scala in April 1961 (see pp. 1460-72) (photo: Ezio Piccagliani)

1459 Pain management

By the Editor

1460 Joan Sutherland, 1926-2010

Marilyn Horne, John Tooley, Ian Campbell, Lotfi Mansouri, Susanne Mentzer and Andrew Porter

1474 People 385: Matthew Polenzani

Roger Pines

1481 Readers’ letters 1484 California dreaming

Geor ge Loomis pr ofiles Ir ene Dalis and her company, Opera San José

1489 Newsdesk 1491 Butterflies and eagles

Katherine Hambridge looks at Italian opera through Schumann’s eyes

1497 Obituary 1500 Opera around the world 1533 Opera in Britain 1553 Opera on CD 1564 Opera on DVD 1566 Opera books 1571 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Auckland and Wellington, Perth, Riga, Warsaw; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1583 Classified advertisements 1584 Wish I’d been there …

Fiona Maddocks

Opera, December 2010