Music: San Carlo

Signer Fortune Gallo is not enthusiastic about music. Some people even think he cherishes a vigorous dislike for all tonal art—and especially for opera. Nevertheless, he is an efficient and successful maestro of impresario, bringing back his San Carlo Opera Company season after season with powers undiminished and spirits unabated. He may possibly hate music, but he loves his company and lives for it alone—which is perhaps all that one ought to demand of him.

The company, on the other hand, lives for music alone, and not for anything else. Particularly not...

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