Music: Comeback In Vienna

Vienna's magnificent old Opera House on the Ring was still recuperating from its wartime bombing and fire wounds; its reconstruction might take till 1953. But even so, Vienna last week opened its 1950-51 opera season with a wallop.

The shabby little (950 seats) Theater an der Wien was packed. And Vienna was particularly pleased to see that the first two right-hand rows were solid with Russians who cheered with everybody else. It was not greatly surprising that the Russians had come—after all, the opener was Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin, a longtime Russian favorite. The surprise...

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