Music: Abroad

In London, a drab, a troll, a dutz, broad, hoiden, Jezebel, hussy, or Don Goren flot—recently all came down to the same thing. That thing was Carmen as played by one Gladys Parr, British soprano. Departing from the manner of other Carmens—the frozen passion of Célestine Galli-Marié, the deathless bravado of Emma Calvé, the angry pathos of Geraldine Farrar—she made the Spanish cigaret-girl a swaggering, leering, vulgar, drab, troll, etc. London—a city which through most of the year cannot support even one permanent opera—has been recently crowding two: the Royal...

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