Music: Metropolitan's Week

With the dither of its first night over (TIME, Dec. 23), Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company swept vigorously into one of the busiest weeks in its history. It presented no new operas but for old ones there was a brushed-up orchestra, a reorganized chorus, a new ballet troupe, an unusual amount of rehearsing. During the first week no less than eleven singers made debuts. Of the lot none was bad and most were better than average. Consensus was that the Opera had made an intelligent, hopeful beginning under new Manager Edward Johnson.

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