Music: In Manhattan

At the Metropolitan, Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore was given its first showing one evening last week. As a stage spectacle, it was ultra-magnificent. Boris Anisfeld, most vigorous of modern Russian 'decorative artists, given a free hand with Eastern temple scenes and Oriental Gardens of Paradise, had splashed his paint regardless. The story, too, had its points as melodrama. Alim (King of Lahore), Scindia (Prime Minister), Timur (High Priest), the god Indra, rajahs, priests, fakirs, soldiers, dancers, bayaderes, slaves, musicians united in scenes of love and war to produce a scheme...

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