Farrarized Carmen

Geraldine Farrar's modernized version oi Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen (TIME, Apr. 21), will open at Portsmouth, N. H., on Sept. 26. After a tour of New England, it will enter Manhattan, surely with many triumphal trumpet-blares. The preliminary fanfare announces that this will be different from all other Carmens, including even Miss Farrar's own Metropolitan-Carman and her cinema-Carman. It will be an "operatic fantasie," with the score treated in a distinctly novel fashion and the whole production "completely severed from all operatic tradition.

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