Music: Return Engagement

In their first visit to the U.S. last year, Britain's Sadler's Wells Ballet scored a smash hit (TIME, Oct. 17 et seq.). When the company arrived in Manhattan last week for a return visit, Director Ninette de Valois made a politely deprecatory little speech. "We may not be as good as you remember us," she said. "Perhaps we have come back too soon." She had impressive evidence to the contrary. When the golden curtain at the Met fell on the ballet's brilliant opening-night performance of Swan Lake this week, the packed house and the...

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