When Amelita Galli-Curci sings to a concert audience she gets $10,000not always, but often.
When she sings to the opera audience in Manhattan she gets $3,500 never more. She gets a similar amount when she sings in the Chicago Civic Opera.
Thus, while grand opera singing is good for her prestige, it is not essential to her financial happiness. Now she has decided to quit Chicago opera after she has completed her contract for the present season.
The head of the Chicago Opera is Samuel Insull, electricity and public utility magnate. The managing...