Music: Met's Road Show

High among his other qualifications for the job of general manager of the Met, Rudolf Bing is a businessman. When his bubbly new production of Fledermaus became a box-office hit last winter (TIME, Jan. 15), he made up his mind to take a businessman's risk. The scheme: to set up the first "auxiliary" opera troupe in Met history, and send it across the U.S. and Canada to sing nothing but Fledermaus. The troupe would bring live Met music to cities that never hear it and, Bing hoped, make a tidy profit. Cut the pauper-poor...

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