Music: Love Affair in Dallas

A year ago Chicago Impresario Lawrence V. Kelly undertook the ambitious task of planting grand opera's rococo passions deep in the thorny heart of Texas. His Dallas Civic Opera Company, with Maria Meneghini Callas as its star attraction, was a rousing artistic success but a failure at the box office. Since then Impresario Kelly's operatic transplant has taken firm root in Texas soil: last week the Dallas company rounded out its second season with a chorus of critical bravos and with money pouring into the till.

Remarkably composed despite the storm that was...

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