Music: Gale in Chicago

A thin, middle-aged woman stood in the darkened pit at the Chicago Opera House last week, waving a baton as if she believed it possessed some superhuman power. Her eyes blazed. She tossed her bushy head this way & that, pointed vigorous commands to the singers on the stage. Ethel Leginska had good reason to make much of the music, because she had written it. Hers was the distinction of being the world's first woman to conduct her own opera in an important opera house.

One Mrs. C. A. Dawson-Scott supplied the ghoulish plot in...

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