OPERA (Founded b y the EARL OF H AREWOOD)

Vol 6 No 6

JUNE 1955

Editor : HAROLD ROSE THAL Assistant Editor : ANDREW PORTER Associate Editors : PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE,

WILLIAM MAN , CECIL SMITH, DESMOND SHAWE-TAYLOR

Contents

Cover: E ls ie Morison as Marenka Photo H ouston Rogers

Comment page 348

Let"s have a Covent Garden Opera Fes ti val

It a li a n Opera H o uses a nd State Subsidies by Claudio Sartori

People xxvii i : Set Svanhol m

The Britis h a tion a l Opera Compa n y by Cedric Wallis 4: The Summing Up

Some G lynde bourne Newcomers ews

Including contributions by Ja111es Hinton Jn , Christopher Raeburn, Joseph Wechsberg, Horst Koegler, Riccardo Malipiero , Cynthia Jolly and Rene and Nico le K lopfe11stei11

G ramophone Record s

Opera Diary

Opera Ca lenda r

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