Music: Opera in San Francisco

Last year San Francisco made opera history by building the finest U. S. opera house. Operagoing has now become the height of fashion in San Francisco. Impresario Gaetano Merola no longer has to trot about town looking for patrons; great singers are proud to get invitations to sing with his company. Last week another San Francisco opera season began. The twelve subscription performances were sold out in advance.

First night was Samson & Delilah, in which Delilah (Contralto Cyrena Van Gordon) was bigger than Samson (Tenor Giovanni Martinelli) who got most of...

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