Music: Carmencita

With a setting which represented plastically, with various unexpected levels and slopes, a Spanish interior the like of which has yet to be seen in Spain, the Nemirovitch—Dantchenko Moscow opera troupe (TIME, Jan. 11) presented last week their version of Mérimée's Carmen with a totally new Russian libretto and a totally new arrangement of the Bizet score.

It was again evident that M. Nemirovitch—Dantchenko's "singing actors" act much better than they sing. From a purely auditory viewpoint the performance was scarcely more than worth attending. The eye, however, was caught, held and...

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