Music: Rumor Confirmed

Last week Composer Deems Taylor confirmed the rumor (TIME, Feb. 25) that his new, Metropolitan-commissioned opera would be based on Street Scene, a play by Elmer Rice, now successful on Broadway. Street Scene is about tenement life.


From London last week came word of another new opera in English, the libretto for which has been written by Novelist Enoch Arnold Bennett, the music by Eugene Goossens. Their opera is called Judith and based on the apocryphal legend which has served many a poet and composer before...

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