Music: Chicago's Comeback

Since Samuel Insull deserted it, the soaring opera house he built on Wacker Drive has stood out like a grim monument to Depression in Chicago. Last week while Insull was still defending himself against mail fraud charges in Federal Court (see p. 37), Chicago reopened the Insull house in a second attempt to restore its operatic good name.

The scene was as brilliant as Chicago could make it. Soprano Maria Jeritza was on hand to open in Puccini's gaudy Turandot. As the cruel Chinese princess she sent chills down many a spine as she moved...

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