Music: Answers from the Met

For months the Metropolitan Opera had endured the barbs of its critics (TIME, Sept. 6 et seq.) with hardly a whimper. Last week, during an intermission of a nationally broadcast performance (and a good one) of The Marriage of Figaro, Met Board Chairman George A. Sloan finally started hurling the barbs back. Some fell in the target area; a few made bull's-eyes.

¶On producing the same opera several nights in succession (to save money on moving scenery): "Many roles are sung by artists who have won public acclaim in a particular part . . . The roles are so exacting that...

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