Tough love: Joel Mthethwa and Pauline Malefane on the set of South Africa's award-winning film interpretation of Carmen. See Opera in View on page 54

Taking the high road: Scotland, and its operatic locations is the focus for the first of a new series of great operatic drives . See page 32

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In knots: Scottish Opera 's production of The Knot Garden, part of the Michael Tippett centenary celebrations. See Live Reviews, from page 80

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Opera Now

May/June 2005

Front of House 4 Editorial 6 News & comment

• Troubles at La Sca la • New Yor·k Internationa l Ope!'a Auditions • Cardiff Singer of th e World competition

Features 12 Obituary

lan SievewrighL pays tribute LO the gl'eat Renata Tebaldi 15 Meet me in St Louis Heidi Waleson previews th e Opera Theatre of Sajnt Louis · 30th annive rsary season 19 The performing voice Mark Glanvi ll e continu es l1i s seri es l'evealing how singers get th e best out of th eir vo i ces. This issue: Rosemary Joshua 23 People in the wings Opera .\'ow meets opera people

• Chr·isUn e Ri ce • Luca Pisaroni • Orla Boy l an 28 In the board room Opera low meet th e mover·s and sllakel's of th e opera world • Ri chard Gaddcs. Genera l director of Santa Fe Oper·a • Serge Domy. lntendant at Opera de Lyon 32 Great operatic drives

eil Jones sets off in ea rch of opemtic landmarks aro und th e world. This issue takes him to Lh e wild hills of Scotland 36 Aria John Stea ne appra ises a selection of notab le r ecord in gs of th e ·suicidio! ' ar·ia from La Gioconda 44 Swedish songbirds lngrid Gafvert sets out to fathom wily so many Swedish di vas ha e taken th e opera world by storm 66 Design in opera Rosy Runciman visits two lead ing co ll ections of th eatre de ign in the US 70 World premiere features • Margal'et Garnet• in Detroit • Po ul Rudet'S and Kafka·s Trial in Copenh agen 78 Composer in profile Jochen Bre iholz talks to Oetlcv Glanm·t

Reviews 40 In recital 42 In concert 46 CD features & reviews 53 Webwatch Counti ng the ca lories 54 Opera i n view • South African Carmen • Washington opera film fes tiva l 60 Book features & reviews Wagner and culture 75 World premiere reviews 80 Live reviews 113 Young artist reviews

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