The irreplaceable Teresa Berganza is on our front cover and tributes are paid to her by Max Loppert, Plácido Domingo, Joan Matabosch and Christopher Webber.
Jakub Hrůša talks to John Allison about Janáček as he prepares to conduct Katya Kabanová in Salzburg, about his cultural roots in Brno and his plans for the future.
The newly appointed artistic director of the Valle d’Itria Festival, Sebastian Schwarz, discusses delving deep into the operatic repertory with John-Pierre Joyce.
It’s a 20th anniversary for Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme—Alexander Coghlan talks to the Programme’s head, Elaine Kidd, and artistic director, David Gowland.
Our Disc of the Month is Weber’s Der Freischütz, with original material restored and sections reconstructed by René Jacobs, who conducts the Freiburger Barockorchester (Harmonia Mundi).
Emma Kirkby has chosen a recent release as her favourite recording, John Eccles’s Semele, with Anna Dennis, Helen Charlston, Richard Burkhard and the Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Julian Perkins.
Reviews this month include The Wreckers at Glyndebourne, Samson et Dalila at Covent Garden, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met, Orphée et Eurydice in Florence, The Nose in Copenhagen, Le nozze di Figaro in Tel Aviv, Lohengrin in Melbourne and Tristan und Isolde in Vienna.
July in brief includes:
Emma Kirkby’s favourite recording: Semele by John Eccles
Tributes to Teresa Berganza from Max Loppert, Plácido Domingo, Joan Matabosch and Christopher Webber
The conductor Jakub Hrůša in conversation with John Allison as he prepares to conduct Katya Kabanová in Salzburg
Sebastian Schwarz on his plans for the Valle d’Itria Festival
Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme on its 20th anniversary
Alexandra Coghlan celebrates 20 years of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young ArtistsOrder This Issue Subscribe