Music: Debut and Gallstones

Début and Gallstones

If the singer had been an Italian tenor who had spent his last nickel on the claque, the ovation could not have been bigger than the one which swept Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House last week after the first-act curtain of Die Walküre. The singer was Soprano Lotte Lehmann, a tall, stately German making her Metropolitan debut with a name already important in Europe and Chicago (TIME, Nov. 10, 1930 et seq.). Last week she was nervous. Her husband. Herr Otto Krause who left his insurance business in Vienna to hear...

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