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FRONT OF HOUSE EDITORIAL Green thoughts LETTERS Your views and suggestions ESSAY Music Theatre Wales’ Richard Studer on why touring opera is essential NEWS & NOTES World Opera Day 2021; The Grange and the World Wildife Fund; tenor Nicky Spence joins Help Musicians; Obituary: Teresa Żylis-Gara LETTER FROM… Gothenburg, Sweden – completing the Ring Cycle

REVIEWS - FESTIVAL REVIEWS Opera Holland Park – Roundup (42); Nevill Holt – Round-up (46); Copenhagen Opera Festival (48); Athens Festival Gala (50); Bayreuth Festival – Die Fliegende Holländer, Der Walküre (52); Salzburg Festival – Tosca, Don Giovanni, Intolleranza 60 (54); Tiroler Festspiele Erl – Round-up (56); Rome Opera at the Carcalla Baths Il Trovatore (58)

- RECORDINGS New releases (62-64) including Joan Sutherland in performance, SaintSaën’s La Princesse Jaune, Gounod’s Faust and Mireille on DVD and Rameau’s Platée (Opera Now Choice) Jomelli’s Il Vologeso; Hasse’s Enea in Caonia, Cesti’s La Dori; Robert Tear –Argo Recitals collection; Francis Muzzu’s top 10 DVDs from the Opus Arte label; Georgian baritone George Gagnidze’s debut album

- SPOTLIGHT With OperaVision Streaming Guide (78)

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‘I’m sick and tired of these virtual performances, and I think a lot of my colleagues are…’

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Live Wire Helena Matheopoulos meets the dynamic American tenor Michael Fabiano as he looks forward to experiencing the visceral thrill of live performance once again Sustainable Stages How opera is addressing the challenges of the climate crisis

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All Points North Andrew Mellor gives an overview of a strong, lively season of opera in the Nordic region

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The Magnificent Anderson Benjamin Ivry introduces a new collection from Sony featuring the entire recorded legacy of African-American soprano legend, Marian Anderson The world of Wexford George Hall explains how a small town in Ireland continues to unleash big surprises on the opera world My Favourite Things The acclaimed British conductor Sir Mark Elder introduces us to his Favourite Things Quiz Test your operatic knowledge www.operanow.co.uk

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