Music: Just Like the Met

Last week Oklahoma City heard more arm-waving, gut-busting grand opera than any other city outside Manhattan. The singing was tops: it was recorded (by Victor). The acting was well up to Metropolitan par: it was done by puppets. All week the Victor Puppet Opera Troupe played four-a-day in the auditorium of the John A. Brown store. On Saturday the puppets mugged their way through an extra performance of Carmen, to music broadcast from the Metropolitan.

Ernest Wolff,* 27-year-old Chicagoan, has been an opera buff ever since he was twelve, and made puppets to accompany...

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