Music: In London

There began in London a campaign to raise $500,000 to establish a permanent opera company. Prime mover is Isadore D. Elara, a British composer who has been well received in Paris. The project takes the guise of the familiar "music for the masses," in that it plans a box office rate of $1 for the best seats. There are to be no highly paid stars, but a large company with full length seasons. The present Covent Garden yearly season lasts only six weeks.

Among the prominents listed as backers is George Bernard Shaw....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!