Music: Opera Notes

In Manhattan. Rosa Ponselle, in the white draperies of a vestal virgin, was fervently wooed by Edward Johnson, U. S. tenor, disguised as a Roman soldier in the Metropolitan's revival of La Vestale, a totally unoriginal opera written 100 years ago by Gasparo Spontini. Critics agree that this composer understood one thing— how to write for the voice. For the rest he depended on Gluck and what he could remember of Mozart. Elaborately staged, furbished with the faultless voice of Miss Ponselle, it will, they think, be popular.

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