Music: At the Met

The track looked fast, the card promising, when opera fans, as special a tribe as race-track railbirds, gathered for the opening of the big-time season, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera.

Opening. First night, the glowing gold curtain went up as usual on the audience which is the last glittering show in western civilization. In the Diamond Horseshoe, niftiest railbirds were Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh, Lady Decies and Mrs. Leonora Warner (see cut). No one paid much attention to the opera, which was one of the lasting achievements of western civilization—the tender, comic Marriage of Figaro...

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