Music: Ars Longo

Shelling, bombing, street fighting, a wrecked sewage system, a bread shortage and a typhus epidemic have recently all but shattered the city of Naples. But Naples' famed, ornate San Carlo Opera House, unscathed though the Royal Palace next door had suffered three bomb hits, had scarcely missed a performance since the war started. Last week Neapolitans and United Nations troops jammed the house, at a $2 top, to hear such fine voices as that of Pina Esca, who sings Tosca as few divas since the palmy days of Mary Garden and Geraldine Farrar.


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