In St. Louis

The first act of The Music Robber, an opera in jazz, with music by an American (Isaac Vangrove, onetime assistant conductor of the Chicago Opera Company) and with lyrics by an American (Richard L. Stokes, dramatic critic of the St. Louis Post-Despatch) was given a gentle premier in the St. Louis Municipal Theatre last week. Dignity was the keynote. There was no saxophone in the orchestra, nor any instrument with a belly for giggling, or a ribald larynx. Tenor Forest Lament lifted up his voice impressively. An audience of some 9,000 who...

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