Music: Debut and Homecoming

One of the mysteries of the Metropolitan Opera Company has been its failure to engage Baritone John Charles Thomas, to reintroduce Tenor Paul Althouse. Last week Manager Giulio Gatti-Casazza endeavored to make up for lost time. Baritone Thomas was ordered to get himself into tail coat and top hat and enact the worried parent in Traviata. Plump Tenor Althouse, who sang at the Met twelve years ago, was told to slip on a bearskin for Siegmund in Die Walkure.

John Charles Thomas, a Pennsylvania Methodist minister's son, made his name in musical comedy...

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