Music: Wozzeck in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has stolen an operatic march on Manhattan. While the Metropolitan was lavishing its resources last week on the revival of Pietro Mascagni's sleazy Iris (Soprano Elisabeth Rethberg, Tenor Beniamino Gigli), the enterprising Opera Company which Mary Louise Curtis Bok finances in Philadelphia was absorbed in preparations for the most important U. S. premiére of the season. On March 19 the music-wise will journey from miles around to hear Alban Berg's Wozzeck, for five years the talk of Europe. Not a singer but Conductor Leopold Stokowski is bound to be the...

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