Music: Metropolitan Milestone

At 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon the crowd started to gather. At 8 o'clock in the evening the house was surrounded. By that time only those who had tickets clasped tightly in hand stood a chance of being admitted to Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House. Nowhere else in the world was there such a line-up of singers as the one announced for that evening. It included Flagstad, Melchior, Rethberg, Ponselle, Tibbett, Martinelli, Pinza, Crooks, Rothier, Nino Martini. Like the audience, the singers were there for only one purpose: to pay homage to Lucrezia Bori...

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