Music: Ave

Giulio Gatti-Casazza, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company, sat in his Manhattan office last week and fingered the ends of a thousand strings. Very important strings they were, strings whose slightest twitch could set hundreds of singers warbling, fiddles bowing, brasses mooing

La Vestale, they announced at the bidding of him who held the strings, will open the season on the evening of Nov. 1. Rosa Ponselle will be the lovely Vestal to abandon the sacred fire for an earthly lover; Tenor Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, the Warrior who...

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