Music: Chicago Reassured

With its Civic Opera disbanded, Chicago has little hope for opera of the old-time high excellence next season. Nevertheless it may have more in point of quantity. For several weeks Alfredo Salmaggi, showman-maestro, has been running an Open Air Opera Company in Soldier Field; last week he put on a well- publicized Carmen, with tame bulls from the stockyards. One winter possibility is twelve weeks of opera, to be performed by a semi-co-operative troupe under Conductor Isaac Van Grove of the Cincinnati Zoo Opera, formerly assistant conductor of Chicago's Civic Opera. This...

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