June 1974

Val 25

Founded by rhe Earl of Harewood

No 6



Associate Ediror Alan Blyth Editorial Board Elizabeth Forbes, Arthur Jacobs, William Mann,

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

Personal Assistant to the Editor Caroline Hill Editorial Offices : 6 Woodland Rise, London N JO 3 UH

Contents In the News Musgrave's 'Ariadne' The Tenor Voice - Part 2 by Conrad L. Osborne 'Wat Tyler' and the Purpose of Opera by Alan Bush Karajan's Easter Egg by Harold Rosenthal The Ring of the ibble-ung by Susan Herbert Our Critics Abroad : Reports from America, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland

COMI G EVE TS - SUPPLEME T including plans for Chicago, Houston, Pari s, Berlin , Diisseldorf, Hamburg; Festivals ; 'We hear that .. . ' ; Opera Ca lendar

Gramophone Records Obituary Book Review London Opera Diary including reviews of 'Fidelio' and 'La clemenza di Tito' at Covent G arden; and 'Arden must Die' at Sadler s Wells Theatre Sadler's Wells Opera on tour In Wales In Kent Student performances

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Front Cover: Yvonne Minton as Sextus in 'La clemenza di Tito' at Covent Garden

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