Music: In Chicago

The Chicago Civic Opera Company competently negotiated the first week of its repertoire. Aida was the first to be taken out of storage, dusted and dressed in all its Egyptian splendor to do credit to the opening night. Claudia Muzio was the Ethiopian slave girl, Cyrena Van Gordon Pharoah's daughter and Arnoldo Lindi the suave-throated warrior loved by them both. Jewels of the Madonna came next with Rosa Raisa, as the Neapolitan slut, lavishing sumptuous tones on tunes as tawdry as the stage jewels that tempted her. Came Boheme with Edith Mason...

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