February 1976

Vol 27 No 2

Founded by the Earl of Harewood

Editor

HAROLD ROSENTHAL

Associate Editor Alan Blyth Editorial Board Elizabeth Forbes, Arthur)acobs, William Mann,

Rodney Milnes, Charles Osborne, Andrew Porter, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, John Warrack

Editorial Offices: 6 Woodland Rise, Lo11do11 N JO 3 UH

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Verdi 's two 'Macbeths' hy George Badacsonyi

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Mixed Standa rd s at Santa Fe by Christo ph er Hu/71

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Johann Strauss and Operetta: Part 2 by Andrew Lamb 122 Obituary 125 Our Criti cs Abroad: Reports from America , Austria , Finland , France. German y (DDR), Germany (West) , Norway, Poland , Spain , Switzerland 126 COMlNG EVE TS - SUPPLEMENT including plans fo r Camden Fest ival , New York City Opera, Bayreuth , Verona: 'We hear that . .. '; Opera Calendar Gramophone Records London Opera Diary including reviews of 'Salome' at the Co li seum and 'L'elisir d'amore' at Covent Garden Jn Scotland Student Performances On TV and Radio Tn Concert Reader's Letter Front over: Josephine Barstow as Salome in the English ational Opera's new production of Strauss's opera at the London Co liseum

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Class ified advertisements

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