Music: Ravinia

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Discerning Americans are learning that the U. S. has a musical institution quite as deserving of pilgrims from afar as Germany's annual Wagner festival at Bayreuth or the famed Opera at Paris (lately mediocre indeed) or La Scala at Milan (which badly misses Conductor Arturo Toscanini). To rustic Ravinia on Chicago's North Shore (20 mi. out) go more and more visitors each year, to hear what is easily the best summer opera to be found anywhere in the world.

Last week began Ravinia's 19th season, with a personnel including...

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