Music: Setting Stars?

With a smile on his face, some new scores in his trunk and a number of signed contracts in his pocket, Manager Edward Johnson of the Metropolitan Opera returned to Manhattan last fortnight from a two-month jaunt around Europe. Briskly he began to tell of plans for this winter's 14-week season in the nation's last remaining permanent opera company. There will be no reduction in box-office prices ($8 top). There will be fewer star performers singing at the Metropolitan.

New Singers. Receiving newshawks last week in his office. Manager Johnson came out warmly...

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