Music: At the Metropolitan

In Manhattan the Metropolitan Opera Company rounded off the first week of its season with a novelty, a revival and six debuts.

The Novelty came from Vienna, special import for Maria Jeritza. Erich Korngold, so it seemed, wrote it at the precocious age of 16; called it Violanta after his heroine, a lovely enough Venetian lady who hated and lusted and loved and died in such swift turn as to gray the hair of any onlooker. Jeritza played it for all there was there, took every phrase, every mood, tight between her teeth,...

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