Music: Opera On Tour

Nineteen cities besides Chicago will hear the Chicago Civic Opera Company this year.* That will mean 59 performances on a tour of 8,977 miles and, according to custom, last week Boston was first. Lohengrin was the opening opera there, with Marion Claire, 24-year-old Chicagoan, as the wispy Elsa who could not cure her curiosity, Rene Maison the Silver Knight and Maria Olszewska the black-hearted Ortrud. Other operas came from a standardized repertoire, all save Honegger's Judith which retells starkly in music and text the apochryphal legend of the Hebrew prophetess saving her...

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