Music: Sentiment

John McCormack went upon the stage of the Manhattan Opera House and unleashed his great tenor in The Snowy Breasted Pearl from Traviata. Four thousand people in the house quivered with ecstasy. Four thousand people in the street sighed with disappointment because they could not gain entrance. It was a sentimental occasion, for it was McCormack's first appearance on that stage since 1911, and the appearance more than twelve years earlier had been his first appearance in Manhattan. He had played Alfredo in Traviata with Tetrazzini and Sammarco, and his initial...

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