Radio: Winners

The inside track to a job in the Metropolitan Opera Company used to turn on an Italianized name and recognized vocal experience, usually in Milan. The modern and more democratic way of crashing grand opera is via the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air, a competition sponsored each winter since 1935 by The Sherwin-Williams Co., paint makers, over the NBC-Blue network Sunday afternoons.

Last Sunday afternoon six finalists, selected by a jury headed by the Metropolitan's General Manager Edward Johnson from among the 54 voices aired (altogether 659 had been auditioned) in the 1938-39...

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