Music: New York

The Wagnerian Opera Festival should teach a lesson to producers of opera: You can't go out and pick up an orchestra as you would a pair of shoes. The singers are in most respects excellent artists. One could easily call them outright a great troupe if it were not for the matter of acoustics. The Germans are playing at the Manhattan Opera House. Vocalists may have beautiful, ringing tone in that auditorium, which in another theatre they lack. But the singers of the Wagnerian Festival seem excellent, notably the baritone Schorr. By comparison they...

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