Music: New Elsa

Ladies who sing Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin are heavy, Teutonic, have small flare for acting. That a knight should trouble to rescue them is often unbelievable. But at the new Chicago Civic Opera House last week an audience was pleasurably surprised. The Elsa .who came pathetically before the king was slender, lovely, of exceeding grace. That her voice was commensurately light mattered little to those who watched her. She used it as skillfully as she did her hands.

Those who knew anything of the career of Soprano Hallie Stiles were astonished when it was...

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