Music: Music, Mar. 19, 1945


Red-haired Helen Traubel is the greatest U.S. Wagnerian soprano of her generation. She has come a long way since she was just a St. Louis druggist's daughter with a fine voice. Now, with her heroic proportions (200 lbs.) exhibited to best advantage in sleek costumes by Hollywood's Adrian, her Isolde and Brünnhilde give her every right to queen it over the Metropolitan Opera's distaff contingent.

Last week, on an officially trumpeted "Helen Traubel Day," both St. Louis and its favorite daughter did themselves proud. The 41-year-old prima donna was a joy to photographers....

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