Music: New Star for the Met

The most opulent dramatic soprano voice in the land belongs to a singer rarely seen on an opera stage: 39-year-old Eileen Farrell. For more than a decade Singer Farrell has been dazzling audiences and critics alike from concert-hall stages. But partly because of her size (5 ft. 6 in., 185 lbs.), partly because of her wooden acting, she did not appear in a fully staged opera until 1956 (Cavalleria Rusticana in Florida). Since then, she has made occasional guest appearances—IL Trovatore and La Gioconda with the Chicago Lyric Opera, Medea and Ariadne auf Naxos...

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