Scotti's Jubilee

An emotional scene was witnessed at the Metropolitan Opera House, Manhattan, the other evening. Officially it was a special performance of La Tosca given to celebrate Antonio Scotti's 25th season with the company. Jeritza was Tosca; Fleta, Cavaradossi; and Scotti himself, the villain Scarpia. It was in this role that he sang his first American performance on December 27, 1899.

After the last curtain had fallen to thunderous applause — applause had thundered all evening—no one in the audience arose to leave. It was understood...

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