Music: Women Without Simdstrom

"Completely surrounded by congratulations in the foyer" (so reported Hearst's Chicago Herald & Examiner), "Mrs. Royden Keith, in black velvet trimmed with a diamante bodice, received all the between-the-acts applause with such modesty as the president of the Orchestral Association should assume." In the boxes of the Auditorium Theatre sat other Chicago socialite ladies, flashing even more ermine and jewels than had been exhibited at the opening of the Chicago City Opera last fortnight. The ladies were out in force, for this was a ladies' evening. On the stage, pretty Brazilian Soprano Bidu...

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