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'EVERY WOMAN'S A COQUETTE AT HEART AND
MEN, LIKE CAKES, STALE WITH TIME"
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' BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
New York, Dec 11. Geraldine
Farrar has restored "Gannen,r'to the
repertoire of the Metropolitan Opera
House, and her success in tie role of
the gypsy coquette is tHe sensation of
the season in musical New York.
New York has had no Carmen"
for many seasons, simply-becauseit
refused .to take seriously each and
every one of the great' -'singers who
attempted to wear themantfe or,,
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People said once, "Calve, IS Car
men." And Calve herself said' to, me :
"Yes, I AM Carmen. . Bverywoman'j
is a little of a Carmen, I think,"
meaning that we all have in our na
tures the passion that seizes its prey
without scruple and casts it aside
without pity or remorse.
Miss Farrar, the only great Carmen
since Calve, agrees with her famous
predecessor in the part.
"It is quite true," she told me the
other night in her dressing room at
the Metropolitan, "that every woman
has something of Carmen in her own
"You tell me that people are as
tonished that an American woman
can play successfully a part so full
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