Music: Detroit's Formula

While Clevelanders headed by Senator Robert Johns Bulkley were paying high prices to import Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company, Detroit last week followed up an experiment. Detroit four years ago had no local opera. The idea of one originated with Thaddeus Wronski (Ziembinski), a Polish basso who had studied with famed Edouard De Reszke. He came to the U. S. to sing with the Boston Opera Company in 1911, and ended by giving vocal lessons in Detroit.

Basso Wronski's operatic scheme ignores the star system. The singers are capable but neither their experience nor their...

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