Music: Carmen in Denver

In Denver's big City Auditorium, a Roman-collared Catholic monsignor last week conducted an opera in which there were seduction, revelry, smuggling, stabbing. The opera was Carmen, 15th annual production put on by dark, bespectacled Monsignor Joseph J. Bosetti to raise money for Denver's Catholic Charities.

Italian-born Monsignor Bosetti went to Denver 30 years ago. He became music director of the diocese, director of the cathedral choir, which is permanently endowed by Socialite Mrs. Verner Z. Reed. Monsignor Bosetti's operas, which by now have run through the whole standard repertory, are" events for Denver, which otherwise hears only bedraggled touring troupes, and free,...

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