Amelita Galli-Curci sang farewell.
Thunderous applause mixed with tears of regret at her departurenot so
much for her brilliant coloratura airs, bedizened with strings of
pearly scale-flights, as for the glamor which the purity of her tone
cast over her simplest encore-ditties. That was perhaps most people's
idea of what the "song of the nightingale" should be.
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