Music: Metropolitan's Return

Giulio Gatti-Casazza, the silent, Jovian man who for 25 years has sat in a musty back office guiding the affairs of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company, was given a party this week. His 200 singers sang for him. Oldtime Metropolitan stars returned to the stage to honor him.* Swayed by the wholehearted sentiment which opera-folk thrive on, the house fairly shook with shouts when the Metropolitan ballet shaped itself into a giant birthday cake, held up 25 candles. From his grandtier box Mr. Gatti gravely gave the Italian salute but no amount of...

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