Music: Metropolitan's Solution

Another season of opera, for weeks a matter of front-page concern in Manhattan, was definitely decided upon last week by the Metropolitan Opera Association. Since Depression started, aviation companies have cut their seat-prices, steamship berths are cheaper. The Metropolitan is attempting to solve its financial difficulties in the same fashion. Orchestra seats will cost $7.15 as against $8.25 this year. Seats in other parts of the house will be correspondingly cheaper.

The Metropolitan has also cut down on the length of the coming season—from 24 weeks to 16 weeks. A 25%, decrease in...

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