Music: Native Opera

Baritone Lawrence Sibbett will make himself a flat, broad nose next season. He will clap on a kinky black wig, cork hi. face. He will wear scarlet breeches, light blue coat, patent leather boots, brass spurs and swagger importantly around, showing off his pearl-handled revolver loaded with five ordinary bullets and a special silver one. All of a sudden he will hear the distant beat of tom-toms, 72 to a minute and he will start supposedly into a forest, spend his first bullet at thick of night on formless, brightwood creatures who...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!