Music: Ghosts in a Garden

Opera in London is a ghost that will not be laid. Companies organize, fail, only to have other companies arise behind them. Alone to preserve prestige has been the theatre in which most of the world's historic singers have been heard: famed Covent Garden, in the midst of the principal flower, fruit and vegetable market of the city.

After last spring's opera season (TIME, May 12) it looked as if Covent Garden might again be forced to go dark operatically. But last week British Broadcast Co. came to the rescue (as it did...

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