Music: Leginska

Certain components of great opera audiences—though they have paid well for their plush stalls or rigid chairs, though a magnificent scene is discovered before them, though famed singers appear, deathless music plays—are nevertheless observed to close their eyes. Are they lamentable creatures? Poor dolts who have no eye for the noble, no ear for the exquisite? Long have they been so considered by those other operagoers whose eyes remain open. Not so are they regarded by Miss Leginska, English pianist-composer-conductor, whose opera written around Thackeray's story The Rose and the Ring...

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