Music: Private Debut

Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, famed naval historian, was present, bewigged, buttoned and bowed in the fashion of the court of Louis XV. Harvard President Nathan Pusey turned up, sedate in white tie and tails. Of the 60 guests, 40 were in 18th century costume, and their names made a roll call of Boston's social top drawer. Occasion: a performance of selections from French Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau's comic ballet Platée (1745), with French Tenor Michel Sénéchal in his U.S. debut. Place: the 60-seat, century-old Varieties Theater in the Brookline mansion of Boston Socialite...

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