Music: New Butterfly

Since Oscar Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera gave up the ghost in 1910, New York's Metropolitan Opera has had no real competition. The only flies in its monopolistic ointment have been popular-priced hopefuls like the New York City Opera Co., which tried a short experimental season four years ago.

The experiment was a qualified success and the City Opera stuck. Each season its troupe has been improved and its repertory expanded. Last week the young company opened its new season with a first-class production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. The star was Camilla Williams, the first Negro prima donna with a steady job in a...

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