Music: Swedish Carmen

When Manager Edward Johnson announced his plans for the current Metropolitan opera season a promised high spot was to be the revival of Carmen with Rosa Ponselle. Soprano Ponselle had her chance (TIME, Jan. 6). Last week an audience was agog over another Carmen who sang in Swedish while the rest of the cast sang in French, who lost the heel of one slipper, casually attempted to mend it, finally hurled it into the wings and hopped with one shoe on & one shoe off for the remainder of the act.

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