Music: Opera Over Oil

As though to prove that not all is oil and Indians in Oklahoma, fortnight ago Tulsa and last week Oklahoma City brought forth some home-made opera, presented, staged and sung by native Oklahomans. Tulsa University's 83-piece Symphony Orchestra, which annually gives a series of summer concerts in a football stadium donated by Oilman William Grove Skelly, determined to present Aïda. Carlo Edwards of the Metropolitan Opera, vacationing with his wife's relatives at Sand Springs, was asked to direct. Tenor Forrest Lamont of the defunct Chicago Opera (TIME, July 4, 1932) was called...

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