Music: Somersault

In Copenhagen, Maria Jeritza (Baroness von Popper), famed "golden" soprano of the Metropolitan, sang in Tosca twice, Carmen once, Tannhauser once. Contrary to their polite custom of appearing at only one performance in an operatic series, the King and Queen of Denmark, dressed in their bravest regalia, sat in their box every time Jeritza sang. The King gave the singer a decoration encased in a gold medallion and asked her to attend an intimate family party at the palace after her first performance. This Mme. von Popper did with dignity and delight.

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