Music: New Operas

Massimilliano, the Court Jester, new opera by Eleanor Everest Freer* Chicago society leader, had its first performance last week in Philadelphia in the ballroom of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Music Club and the Philadelphia Operatic Society. The libretto by Elia Wilkinson Peattie tells the story of Massimilliano, a poor jester with a great hump for a back, who loving a great lady leaves a kiss on her hand and dies. Philadelphians liked hearing an opera in English, welcomed the efforts of Composer...

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