Music: Double Triumph

"My dearest dear." sang the baritone to the soprano at West Berlin's Deutsche Opera Berlin last week, "a triumph awaits you." As a prophet, Baritone Thomas Stewart was only half right. For their roles in Composer Giselher Klebe's opera Alkmene, a modern version of the Amphitryon legend, triumph awaited both Texas-born Stewart and his wife. Brooklyn-born Soprano Evelyn Lear. Raved the influential Frankfurter Algemeine: "What Evelyn Lear as Alkmene and Thomas Stewart as Jupiter attained belongs among the most glorious achievements in all Berlin opera."

Such unstinting European praise has greeted Soprano Lear and Baritone Stewart...

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