New Opera

Last week, in Manhattan, was produced, for the first time in the U. S., Giovanni Gallurese, an opera written 20 years ago by Italo Montemezzi, famed composer. The house was packed with operagoers who, having heard from season to season Montemezzi's exquisite L'Amore del Tre Re, were curious to see how so great a composer wrote when he was younger. Among these operagoers sat the composer himself, shyly smiling.

Music. Banal, melodious cantilenas, shreds of the wild echoes Verdi set flying—melody that has been shut up from...

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