Music: Inferior Decoration

Blonde and beautiful Maria Jeritza, Austrian soprano, golden star of the Metropolitan in the winter and the Vienna State Opera Company in the summer, last week grew angry. She had recently gone to Paris with the Vienna company and had sung there in several performances. Medals and decorations were awarded to several members of the troupe, among them the great Jeritza. Jeritza's fury, which newsgatherers for no valid reason regarded as unjustified, resulted from the fact that she had been given, not the medal of the Legion of Honor, but the insignificant...

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