Music: Met

In the Metropolitan Opera's current season Der Rosenkavalier and Roméo et Juliette have been billed as "revivals."' Yet neither had been absent more than three years from the repertory; Rosenkavalier had not even been newly staged. Last week a genuine revival finally did appear. Verdi's Otello, one of his last and greatest works, had not been seen & heard at the Opera House since the days when Toscanini conducted and principal roles were taken by dashing Leo Slezak, gossipy Frances Alda and drama-wise Antonio Scotti.

Last week's blackface Otello, veteran Giovanni Martinelli, could have...

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