Music: They Opened the Opera

A Yugoslav, a Greek, a Hungarian, an Englishwoman, two Swedes, several Americans — and one Italian — sang an Italian opera in Manhattan one night last week. The assorted nationalities sang to Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, who wore, as usual, a hair ribbon; to Thomas J. Watson of International Business Machines; to Orlando F. Weber, onetime head of Allied Chemical & Dye Corp.; to those sterling spinsters of Manhattan and Newport, R. I., the Misses Maude and Edith Wetmore; to yards of silk and satin; to hothouses of orchids, gardenias and camellias; to bushels...

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