Music: Spring Experiment

For the first time since it opened its doors as a citadel for Society half a century ago. Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House last week abandoned formality, became the scene of an experiment with popular-priced opera. Three dollars bought an orchestra seat that in the winter season sold for $7. Price-range for 1,500 places was from 25¢ to $1.50. Result was that customers popped up who had never been inside the Metropolitan before. Though the Company's headline singers were gone for the summer, there was a Carmen complete with horses, a Rigoletto and...

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