Music: Donna Juanita

A year ago when Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera was feeling the first serious effects of Depression, Franz von Suppe's light opera Boccaccio was taken out and dusted (TIME, Jan. 12, 1931). Soprano Maria Jeritza put on tights and the box-office felt temporary relief. Opera companies the world over have been lightening their repertoires lately. The Metropolitan's experiment proved so successful that it turned again to von Suppe, presented last week his Donna Juanita.

Donna Juanita, like Boccaccio, is the sort of operetta people enjoyed 50 years ago. It has a cluttered plot in which a French...

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