OPERA: Debuts at The Metropolitan

Talk of a big new opera company buzzed louder and clearer in Manhattan last week than any of the many opera rumors of the past year. Soprano Maria Jeritza and Tenor Beniamino Gigli, both out of the Metropolitan this year, were two names connected with it. Richard Strauss, the story went, would be one of its conductors, Fritz Reiner another. Max Reinhardt, Ernst Lubitsch and Robert Edmond Jones would stage its productions in up-to-date fashion. Youthful members of Society would be called upon for support instead of...

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