Music: Callas in Dallas

The week saw and happily survived the meeting of two overwhelming and unpredictable forces: the State of Texas and Soprano Maria Meneghini Callas. For a while it looked as if the encounter might end in a total disaster, but it turned out a triumph for both Callas and Dallas.

Able Chicago Impresario Lawrence V. Kelly, who undertook the staggering job of installing an opera company deep in the heart of Texas, had managed to snag Maria Callas to kick off his new Dallas Civic Opera Company with a grand inaugural concert. But earlier in the...

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