In the New York World last week Critic Samuel Chotzinoff printed a list of his ten favorite operas:
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Meistersinger and Gotterdammerung
Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana
Moussorgsky's Boris Godounov
Tschaikovsky's Eugen Onegin.
"If I were not afraid to bring down upon me the wrath of the musically learned," he wrote, "I would further confide that the Strauss comedy gives me a greater satisfaction than any. . . ."...