Music: Secrets!

A woman (an American) who admits that she was one of the most famous and most gifted operatic stars of our generation has just written and published her memoirs.* She desires to remain anonymous and unrecognized† at present, for her confessions, as she confesses, were set down originally for no eyes except her own.

Perhaps they reveal even more than she intended. The book teems with tales of intrigue, art and heart-rivalry, even jealousy. Certainly the authoress has no mean opinion of her own accomplishments. "I insisted upon singing the Mad Scene,"...

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