Music: Tenor in Power

Underground in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal, a shapely, young-looking man sat on a baggage truck one morning last week, swinging his legs and valiantly pretending that he was not at all dazed. Few hours before in Detroit, Tenor Edward Johnson had been the dreamy hero of Deems Taylor's Peter Ibbetson. Then suddenly, on the baggage truck, he was supposed to tell reporters how it felt to be General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, the successor to Herbert Witherspoon who dropped dead two weeks after he had taken over the job from Giulio Gatti-Casazza...

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