Music: In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Civic Opera Company plans to give a season of 16 or 18 performances of twelve operas. They intend to have a limited number of professional singers, together with amateurs. The use of amateur performers in the playing of opera is a bit of sublimity that makes one tremble. For chorus work (the chorus will number 125) something may be done with amateur talent, but for solo singing and orchestra playing—miracles happen, but not often.


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