Music: Vice Presidents for Opera

In Maestro Giorgio Polacco the Chicago Civic Opera had from 1920 until last year an able musical director. But many a Chicagoan believed that the Company's activities—the long-delayed premiere of Hamilton Forrest's Camille, for example—were hampered by Maestro Polacco's domestic difficulties with his wife. Edith Mason, an excellent soprano. Married twice before, Soprano Mason became his wife in 1919, divorced him in 1928 charging cruelty. "This," he said, "is certainly a dreadful blow to me." Then she married Dr. Maurice A. Bernstein. Chicago surgeon. Last October it was made known she would...

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