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The story of the Metropolitan Opera, 1883-1950, a candid history.

Author: Irving Kolodin
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Kolodin, Irving, 1908-1988.
Story of the Metropolitan Opera, 1883-1950.
New York, Knopf, 1953
(OCoLC)614576125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Kolodin
OCLC Number: 412371
Notes: "Compilation of works (operas, ballets, choral pieces) presented at the Metropolitan Opera House during the regular subscription seasons from 1883-4 to 1951": p. 597-607.
Description: xx, 607, xxxviii pages illustrations, portraits 25 cm
Contents: I. Patrons and purposes --
II. House and home --
III Operas and artists --
1. The Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Company: --
The Henry Abbey Opera Company, 1883-4 --
Opera in German, 1884-91 --
The De Reszkes and the "golden age of song" --
The Abbey-Schoeffel-Grau Opera Company, 1891-7 --
The Maurice Grau Opera Comapny, 1897-1903 --
The Conried Metropolitan Opera Company, 1903-8 --
2. The Metropolitan Opera Company --
The years of Toscanini, 1908-15 --
The First War years, 1915-21 --
The post-Caruso seasons, 1921-32 --
3. The Metropolitan Opera Association --
Depression and deficit, 1932-5 --
The Johnson period, 1935-50 --
Epilogue --
Postlude: Bing and beyond.

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