Music: Valedictory

At Stekene, Belgium, Conductor Van Hove de Saint-Pol put his orchestra through the paces of a brisk number, brought it to an abrupt end and ordered a funeral march. Whispering complaints, his players fumbled for their scores. But Saint-Pol hissed them quiet, tapped for attention, led the march through and dropped dead.

Chicago Heroine

Brave indeed was Mary Garden last week as Fiora in the Chicago Civic Opera's L'Amore del Tre Re. Basso Virgilio Lazzari as the blind Archibaldo had strangled her, thrown her body easily* over his shoulder, started for the...

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