Viva la diva! in Buxton is our front cover image this month.
Inside you’ll find Daniela Mack, the coloratura mezzo, talking to David Shengold as she prepares to sing Rossini’s Desdemona in Philadelphia.
San Francisco Opera is about to launch its centennial season, starting with Antony and Cleopatra, a new work by John Adams. The company’s general director, Matthew Shilvock, discusses his ambitious plans with Steven Winn.
Retiring from her post as Intendant of Theater Magdeburg, Karen Stone talks to Henrietta Bredin about the combination of skills required to run an opera company and the joy of working in ensemble theatre.
Disc of the month is Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Les Épopées conducted by Stéphane Fuget and featuring Lucile Richardot as Penelope and Valerio Contaldo as Ulisse (Château de Versailles Spectacles).
The conductor Paul Daniel still thrills to the sound of Giulini conducting Rigoletto, in his personal favourite choice of a recording, from the Opera di Roma in a live performance on 19 November 1966, with Kostas Paskalis in the title role, Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti.
Reviews this month include: Flight at the Royal College of Music, Die tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera, The Adventures of Mr Brouček and Otello at Grange Park Opera, Alcina at Glyndebourne, Margot la Rouge and Le villi at Opera Holland Park, Quamino’s Map by Errollyn Wallen in Chicago, Die Teufel von Loudun in Munich, Die Meistersinger in Leipzig, Mignon in Liège, Salome and Idomeneo in Aix, Aida in Savonlinna and Les Vêpres siciliennes in Berlin.
September features include:
The coloratura mezzo Daniela Mack in conversation with David Shengold
San Francisco Opera as the company prepares to celebrate its centennial season
Karen Stone talking to Henrietta Bredin before retiring from her post as Intendant of Theater Magdeburg
Paul Daniel’s favourite recording: Rigoletto conducted by Giulini in 1966Order This Issue Subscribe