Music: New Operas

In Manhattan, two new operas in one performance were given at the Metropolitan Opera House, La Habanera, by Raoul Laparra, and / Compagnacci, by Primo Riccitelli. These represent an important part of Mr. Gatti's novelties for the season.

La Habanera is one of those Spanish operas written by Frenchmen, of which Carmen is the grand type. It represents those characteristic Spanish dance rhythms accompanying a bitter tragedy.

Ramon loved the girl whom his brother Pedro had successfully wooed, and one day while the lilting strains of the Habanera sounded, Ramon stabbed Pedro....

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