Music: Philadelphia Opera

The Philadelphia Civic Opera Company does little boasting and yet it attracts attention by reason of achievement. To be sure it is not a large organization and its support comes from public funds; its singers are not of international reputation and the players in the pit are borrowed from the Philadelphia Orchestra. But it has Alexander Smallens for conductor, W. Attmore Robinson for artistic director, men who have refused to be bound by a Verdi-Puccini repertoire. Last year they gave the U. S. premieres of...

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