Music: Met on the Air

Tucked away in the sedate red-&-gold interior of the Metropolitan Opera House last week, hidden in wings and footlights, were half a dozen intruders in those almost sacred precincts—microphones. To the "Met" they represented a compromise and a new source of income—an arrangement with National Broadcasting Co. reported to bring $250,000 for 25 broadcast operas. To the U. S. radio audience, it was briefly exciting — speeches by NBC's President Merlin Hall Aylesworth and Board Chairman Paul Drennan Cravath of the Metropolitan, sounds of...

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