Music: Smoke

One definite statement emerged last week from the smoke surrounding the possibilities of opera in Manhattan's Radio City. Latest talk has been that the Metropolitan has abandoned all idea of becoming a subsidiary of the Rockefeller venture, that the Philadelphia Grand Opera would be invited in on the strength of the enterprise shown in its presentations of Alban Berg's Wozzeck and Richard Strauss's Elektra.

Widow Mary Louise Curtis Bok, who has paid a stiff price for the Philadelphia company's enterprise, had nothing to say. But Musical Director Leopold Stokowski declared authoritatively that both....

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