Music: A New Jest

Maestro Giordano, composer of Andrea Chenier and Fedora, now very popular throughout Italy, has completed a new opera which is to be produced sometime in the indefinitely near future at Milan. He has written music for Bellini's play La Cena della Beffe which the two male Barrymores played in this country as The Jest.

The play has been in existence for some 15 years. Giordano did not see the play until 1919, although it was a favorite in Italy. He at once asked Bellini for the operatic rights and was refused on the...

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