Music: Hollywood Juliet

Hollywood's redheaded Jeanette MacDonald last week realized one of those classical ambitions which often continue to bother sensationally popular stars. She made her U.S. debut in grand opera. The scene was the late Samuel Insull's Chicago Opera House. The opera was Gounod's tuneful Roméo et Juliette. The result made no operatic history. But even Chicago's seasoned operagoers admitted that the show was better than they had expected.

After the performance, Chicago's critics were amiable indeed. Glowed Critic Claudia Cassidy of the Tribune: "Her Juliet is breathtakingly beautiful to the eye and dulcet to the ear ... an exquisite performance within her vocal...

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