Music: Zoopera

Of a steaming summer evening, many U.S. music lovers would as soon sit down to leeward of an elephant as go to a hot & heavy grand opera. Cincinnati's indefatigable music lovers, however, like to do both.

Six nights last week they gathered in the Cincinnati Zoo. There, in an open pavilion, they sat mopping and fanning, and listening to Carmen or Il Trovatore or La Traviata, sung by big voices from the Met. Admission: 90¢ to $3.50. Between acts, operagoers washed the arias down with beer, munched popcorn and fed ducks and swans on a nearby pond. The 28th season of...

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