Music: Again, Homer

In Manhattan last week a parterre box at the Metropolitan Opera House bulged with importance. It held all the Homers, husband, son and daughters of Contralto Louise Homer who that afternoon was not Louise Homer at all but Amneris, Egyptian princess in Verdi's Aida. For the Homers it was a memorable afternoon: for Composer Sidney Homer, her partner in music; for Louise Homer Stires,* herself a singer; for Sidney Homer Jr. and his wife; for the twins, Anne Marie and Katharine, 20, and for Hester Makepeace, 16, who could remember years ago...

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!