Music: In New York

When Grover Cleveland was President of the U. S., an opera by Mascagni called L'Amico Frits was put on at the Metropolitan. Emma Calve, lovely songstress, appeared in the prima donna role. That was the last time the opera was given until last week.

Any Metropolitan revival is important in the musical season, but no revival could be less important than this because no one has ever been enthusiastic about L'Amico Fritz. It is harmlessly sentimental — a country maid throws violets (violet song) and cherries (cherry song) at an Alsatian landowner, and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!