Music: Metropolitan Roster

The Metropolitan Opera Company enjoys many unique advantages, none more noticeable than the prestige and humility which greets every pronouncement made by its Giulio Gatti-Casazza. Last week he announced plans for the coming year. There would be several premieres including: Strauss's already famous Die Aegyptische Helena, in German, with presumably Rethberg or Jeritza, both of whom have sung the role in Europe, singing Helen; Fra Gherardo, Ildebrando Pizzetti's new opera which was sung for the first time a month ago in Milan; and Jonny Spielt Auf, by Ernst Krenek, which is called a "jazz" opera, by Europeans who use the word...

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