Music: The Metropolitan Begins

Not on Fifth Avenue, not on Park, nor on Otto H. Kahn's 57th St. site, but on Broadway in the shabby brick building that has housed it these 44 years, the Metropolitan Opera Company began last week a new season. The scene was familiar: the line from the box office curling halfway round the block; taxis snarling at one another, limousines haughtily shouldering their way through; crowded lobbies and scalpers asking $50 apiece for seats from last-minute bidders; Thomas J. Bull, silk-hatted, correct, taking tickets...

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