Music: Chicago Opera

Mrs. Rockefeller McCormick clasped her ancestral necklace of giant emeralds. Mrs. Samuel Insull donned a new black chiffon, all spangled with gold. John McCormack buttoned himself into a new dress shirt. Photographers gave their flashlight cameras a final inspection. Such things were important last week to the 3,500 Chicagoans who crowded the Auditorium Theatre for the opening of the Chicago Opera's 17th season. For some ten million others* the second act of Verdi's Traviata was the event of the evening. (Announcement: for the next twelve successive Thursday evenings the Chicago Opera will...

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