Music: Poor Girl

Annually now the Metropolitan Opera Company feeds the public a big human interest story. Three years ago it was Sopranos Marion Talley and Mary Lewis. Last year it was Soprano Grace Moore. All were "poor girls" who had their dreams, worked hard, lived right. This year so far honors go to Soprano Clara Jacobo, 28, daughter of an Italian grocer, who made her debut last week in Il Trovatore.

The Story. A little girl sat in the gallery at a Tetrazzini concert, her black pigtails rigid with excitement. The colossal colorature took her...