Music: New Era

When Giulio Gatti-Casazza took his name plate from his office door last spring and for the last time hulked out of the shabby old Metropolitan Opera House, a musical era reached its end in Manhattan. For 27 years Giulio Gatti-Casazza had guided the Metropolitan's affairs shrewdly and cosily. At its best his long regime stood for many a stirring performance, for the presentation of many a top-notch singer, for real opera glamour. The end was different. Though the tired old impresario was granted every honor, his spirit seemed broken when Depression left...

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