Music: Philadelphia

The citizens of this historic town had the opportunity on Tuesday to hear Jeritza in Thais. It is not recorded that the Liberty Bell began to ring, or that the Continental Congress reconvened to render a vote of thanks to the beauty. But Jeritza enacted the role of the wild lady of Alexandria who turned nun—as wild ladies sometimes do today—and there was applause enough.

This Jeritza is a miracle of that vague quality we call personality. No one of those present at the time will forget his first sight of her in Die...

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