Music: Chicago in Boston

A story about a courtesan written by Alphonse Daudet, for his sons "when they are twenty," supplied Jules Massenet with a frail clothes line upon which to peg his watery songs. Chiefly because Mary Garden ("Our Mary") must every season have a new role, this Sapho was presented last week in Boston, first stop on the Chicago Civic Opera Company's annual midwinter tour.

Boston is cautious about its entertainment, but its inhabitants came in fashionable crowds to see the whites of Miss Garden's eyes rolling about with passion, pleasure or dismay. As Fanny Legrand,...

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