Music: Bing Signs His Name

When Rudolf Bing ends his third season as general manager of the Metropolitan Opera next spring, he will have completely restyled twelve operas and achieved a good part of what he was hired to do, i.e., make Met productions a consistent pleasure to the eye as well as the ear. He has not been able to cure the Met's chronic deficits (last year's: about $475,000), but the directors are content. Last week, to nobody's surprise, they signed Bing up for another three years.


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