Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 3 1967, Page 10

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 3, 1967, Tokyo, Japan New operas Best in 20 years by dells Smith new York discouraging word for people who Are thinking of com posing an opera is that Samuel Barbers new Antony and which triumphantly opened the new metro Politan opera House in got the heave to after eight but there is also an encouraging Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes will be Back in the mets beginning it got the heave to after the 194849 season when it was a new and Many believed it was on its Way to where most new operas to it slowly made its in performances by obscure com in music through record after some 18 it has a Public and some Assurance of Long that could be the future of Barbers and the critics were All but unanimous in blasting this but critics have no claim to Treyve blasted a number of new operas which later confounded them by turning out to have the makings of immortality in such a one was Verdis la it got the critical blast in 1853 when it was a new last september it was the third opera staged by the met in its new so far it has had 13 performances and there Are More to ponch Ellis la Gioconda was staged Between the Barber and the Verdi last it is another very old opera people make disparaging jokes about just same they pour Money into the Box office to hear it is still around after 10 for the time Giocondas Prima Donna Renata is having a breather but she and it will be Back in it was her vehicle for the season and is carrying her and was the vehicle of leontyne another of the mets big Box office it lost a wheel and dumped la Traviata has had a number of Prima for surefire every Prima Donna knows her part to the last they clamor at management for the Chance to sing for the operas which Are less than there Are multipurpose Prima one such is Birgit her voice is versatile and she began her met season in Richard Strauss and then added Wagner tristan and Isolde and Puccini Joan currently Queen of the Prima returned to the met in december after begging away for a full season while she performed in her native she chose for the vehicle of return Donizetti Lucia i Lamme Moor which with its Florid Prima Donna part could have been made for but next week she is switching to Mozart Don she Doest want to be stereotyped As a Lucia Prima the met has another new opera com ing it is Marvin David levys mourning becomes Electra based on the Eugene Oneill the first performance will be on March one month later the season Disney death leads 66 to by Bob Thomas Hollywood has been another year of change for with Long familiar faces vanishing from the local scene and new corporative Struc Tures tragedy and Romance in the movie world made headlines in of equal and perhaps More lasting importance were the immense changes taking place in the Power and sellouts for these developments appeared to strengthen the financial condition of the film but the results will not be known until Well into Here is How the Hollywood news ranked from the View of this reporter death of Walt the passing of the movie wizard was a Shock to the entire his influence has been Felt As much As any mans during this reagans election As governor of although the candidate soft peddled his movie the Issue of an actors qualifications for pub Lic office was stressed throughout the Campaign by his George Hamilto Lynda Bird Johnson the Dat ing of a presidents daughter and a movie actor provided reams of copy for newspapers and Maga the shift of Power was demonstrated by Gulf and westerns Purchase of United artists merger with Jack Warners sellout to seven two other major companies faced Hollems Columbia with the Nir Chase of a bloc of Stock by he Banque de Paris Mem with a threatened proxy Sinatra the 50yearold Singer and Mia 21yearold Star asians Peyton provided he wedding of the film the motion picture producers finally found a Man to succeed the late Eric Ohnston As head of their Assoc a he was Jack former White House Aid who took Over Lis new Post with vigorous Leader there was Gen ral approval of the Academy awards to Lee bal and Julie Christie As Best starring performers and the sound of music As Best deaths of Buster Keaton and Hedda coming with in a few hours of each deaths seemed to signal the massing of the old Hollywood Gen other notable deaths de Herbert Clifton Francis murder of Mickey her death at the hands of an obscure yugoslavian actor and his subsequent suicide provided a shocking news charge against Hedy the onetime ecstasy girl was accused of taking Worth of merchandise from a local department a jury acquitted believer1 tops tune list new York nation Al list of the 20 top single pop records for last As selectee by billboard Magazine i i2 17 Apple for spy Star Bill costar of televisions i spy series holds a Golden Apple awarded to him by the Hollywood women press club As the most co operative actor of the the presentation was made by actress Dorothy last years most cooperative comedienne Phyllis who toured Vietnam with the Bob Hope won this years actress Golden Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley took the sour Apple awards As the years most a beatles skid to 7th in popularity poll pm a the snoopy versus the reel the Royal Tell it like it Aaron Neville Winchester n e v vaudeville Nancy that Frank Good Paul Revere an the words of the Momma and the standing in the shadows of the four Mellow coming Home Bobby single Sandy 1 know i know losing the Devil with the Blue dress on and Good Golly miss Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Tell it to the the four talk the music Good the Beach Ronnie a place in the Stevie Georgy the London beatles have dropped to seventh place in an annual Survey by a British music Magazine which placed an american singing group at the top of the nations record the american Beach boys rated first with a total of 889 Well ahead of the beatles but they were the Only american group in the new musical express top 10 for placings compiled on the num Ber of weeks with a record among Britain 30 most popular in the magazines weekly showed the Beach boys Britain Small faces second and Groggs the beatles rated third in 1965 and were first in 1964 and new musical express said 22 records had risen to a 1 weekly placing during the three of them beatles numbers which shared seven weeks at the the voice of an american sing Jim who died sever Al years ago in a plane stayed longest in Britain top 30 during but it failed to make the years top the magazines pop disc league championship for compiled by allocating one Point for each week at number 30 and progressively up to 30 Points for each week at number one showed 1 Beach 2 Small 3 4 Spencer 5 Dave 6 7 8 cilia 9 Dusty 10 in Pacific stars stripes 19g7 a n d y c a p p that was a party we at Flo what time Pip i get to bet

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