Music: Curtains Up!

In Cleveland Artur Rodzinski thrust his baton into the air last week, scurried through the sparkling overture to Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and the curtain was up on a performance made memorable by Soprano Lotte Lehmann as the wistful, aging Princess.

In St. Louis, 6,000 people pushed their way into the huge new Convention Hall to hear Maria Jeritza in Puccini's Turandot.

In San Francisco talk was all of Wagner's Ring cycle which opened the season there last week (TIME, Nov. 4).

In the big Chicago opera house handsome Basso Ezio Pinza made a suave,...

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