Music: Opera Notes

In Chicago. It is rapidly becoming a convention for the critics of Chicago to hail every week as a great artist some singer hitherto ungraced by U.S. laurels. Two weeks ago it was Baritone Bonelli. Last week it was Luella Melms, coloratura singer, born in Appleton, Wis. She made her debut in Rigoletto. Staid people have been foolish enough to believe that a mod ern audience could not be more than politely moved by the graceful insipidities of the old score-that the days were past when a perfect trill was a signal for...

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