Music: Turandot

Milan heard it first, then Dresden, Vienna, Rome, Rimini, Buenos Aires, Berlin. Last week it was given its U. S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, Manhattan—Turandot, posthumous opera of Giacomo Puccini, composer of Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Tosca. The Metropolitan spared no expense and achieved a gorgeous spectacle—first the rambling walls of the Imperial Palace against a sandy Peking sky and a mumbling Chinese crowd gathered to hear a mandarin read the death decree of the youthful Prince of Persia who has failed to solve the three enigmas of the cruel...

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