Music: The Last Name

Busy as ever shaking up the old Met, Rudolf Bing announced last week that he will have 16 new singers this season, and two one-shot directors from Broadway: Alfred Lunt (Cosi Fan Tutti) and the Old Vic's Tyrone Guthrie (Carmen). Bing's new roster ended with dancers, and the name of a new premiere danseuse, New Orleans-born Janet Collins, of last season's Broadway show, Out of This World. That was where the reporters found their headlines. In the 68-year history of the Met, Premiere Danseuse Collins is the first Negro to become a member of the regular company.

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