Music: Swiss Bass

Because Basso Michael Bohnen wanted to return early to Germany to make a sound film, Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company imported on short notice another Wagnerian bass, introduced him last week in Götterdämmerung, concluding opera of the Ring cycle (TIME, Feb. 17). Despite the fact that the new singer's name is Siegfried, like the Götterdämmerung hero's, he is no German but a Swiss, with the surname Tappolet. Only 26, he has already attracted enviable attention in Geneva, Stuttgart. Mannheim. Last week's performance brought him still further prestige for, while lacking the commanding...

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