Music: New Opera

What lies in store for patrons of the Metropolitan Opera behind the quizzical title, The King's Henchman, remains entirely to be seen and heard. But it heads the prospectus of Director Gatti-Casazza and there was a stir last year when its authors, Composer Deems Taylor and Poetess Edna St. Vincent Millay, were commissioned to contrive an all-native opera. The music is finished; Deems Taylor is in Europe. And last week came news that, despite the ravages of a long illness, the pale and slender young librettist had finished a first draft of...

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