Music: Temporoc/o Grande

With Europe's erstwhile summer music festivals gone with the wind of war, South America's big winter season, the temporada grande, is drawing U.S. musicians and dancers like flies to a jam pot.

Buenos Aires' opera house, the Teatro Colon, is one of the two or three best in the world. Bigger and grander than Manhattan's aged and drab Metropolitan, it has a much longer season: from May through October. This year the Colon's director, Floro Meliton Ugarte, signed Arturo Toscanini (see above} for six concerts with the opera orchestra. Meantime:

¶In Rio de Janeiro's Teatro Municipal, an audience of 3,000 saw the...

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