Music: Metropolitan's Way

Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House has always seemed so securely grounded that most people were surprised last week to learn that it, too, had seriously felt Depression, that unless expenses were cut the quality of performances would have to suffer. Metropolitan artists behaved then in a manner worthy of the Company's proud traditions. Regardless of his contract, Manager Giulio Gatti-Casazza offered to take 10% less salary. Singers followed suit. Metropolitan performances cost from $14,000 to $15,000 apiece. Another help in time of trouble may be the revenue from Saturday matinee broadcasts. Long...

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