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OPERA (Founded b y the EARL OF H AREWOOD)

Vol 8 No 4

APRIL 1957

Editor : HA ROLD ROSENTHAL Assistant Editor : JOH WARRACK Associate Editors: PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE,

WILLIAM MA N, ANDREW PORTER, DESMO D SHAWE-TAYLOR

Contents

Cover: Victoria d e lo s Angeles Photo Derek Allen Comment 'Benvenuto Cellini' by Arthur Hammond People xxx ii : Victoria de los Angeles by Channel Hardy The 'Met' in Perspective by R obert Newall Opera o n t he Gramophone. 2: "CarmenĀ· by Philip Hope-Wallace News Gramophone Records Book Reviews Opera Diary (including Radio Opera) Opera Calendar page 204

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