Music: The Marvelous Miliza

Manhattan's voice connoisseurs gathered in Carnegie Hall this week to witness an important event: the U.S. debut of a famous coloratura soprano. Curiously, the singer had not been near an opera house in almost a decade. To the U.S. public she was known chiefly as the lush blonde whose lighthearted warbling had been the feature of the lavish Hollywood musical The Great Waltz. Her name is Miliza Korjus (pronounced Mlit'sa Kor'-yoos).

Among vocal connoisseurs Miliza Korjus' silvery, agile recordings of such challenging arias as the Bell Song from Lakmé and the Queen of the...

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