Music: Synchro-Opera

Financed and encouraged by the Communist State, the 600 theatre companies scattered through Russia have in the past decade gone on to technical and artistic horizons envied by many a private producer in many a capitalist country. Last week in Moscow the Soviet Fine Arts Commissariat was pleased to witness and approve an exciting 100,000-ruble operatic experiment whose spade work had been done not in the communist U. S. S. R. but in the capitalist U. S. When the performance, an extraordinary second act of Carmen, was over, the Fine Arts officials...

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