Music: Zoo Opera

Second only to Chicago's Ravinia Park season is the summer opera given in Cincinnati's Zoological Garden.* Each year a ten-week season is given there, eight of grand opera, two of light. A standard repertoire is presented, with Parsifal and Don Giovanni ambitiously included this year. Picked players from the Cincinnati Symphony perform under able Conductor Isaac Van Grove. The singing is by worthy if not world-famed artists. (New this year: Soprano Helen Freund, Tenors Edward Molitore, Joseph Wetzel, Giuseppe Reschiglian, Baritone Joseph Royer, one-time member of the company.)

Despite the excellence of...

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