Music: Open Air

In a baseball park on the outskirts of Manhattan, 20,000 people assembled while Kleig lights concentrated their glare upon an extemporary stage erected over second base. Great numbers ot staring children sat in the cheaper seats. They murmured among themselves. For their entertainment, Verdi's Aida was presented, with Marie Rappold as Aida, Tenor Bernardo de Muro (TIME, June 1) as Radames, in the first of a series of open air concerts to be given by the Manhattan Opera Company. Priests in flowing diapers, soldiers in black and gold, caparisoned camels, slow-stepping horses,...

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