Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IT has seemed to me at times that Oscar Ham- merstein was gifted with almost prophetic vision. He it was who imagined the glory of Times (erstwhile Longacre) Square. Theatre after theatre he fashioned in what was then a barren district and presently the crowds and the hotels came. He foresaw that French opera, given in the French manner, would be successful again in New York, and he upset the calculations of all the wiseacres by making money even with Pelleas et Melisande, that esoteric collaboration of Belgian and French art, which in the latter part of the season of 19078 attained a record of seven performances at the Manhattan Opera House, all to audiences as vast and as devoted as those which attend the sacred festivals of Parsifal at Bayreuth. And he had announced for presentation during the season of 1908-9 (and again the following season) a Spanish opera called Dolores. If he had carried out his intention (why it was abandoned I have never learned; the scenery and costumes were ready) he would have had another honour thrust upon him, that of having been beforehand in the production of modern Spanish opera in New York, an honour which, in the circumstances, must go to Mr. Gatti-Casazza. (Strictly speaking, Goyescas was not the first Spanish opera to be given in New York, although it was the first to be produced at the Metropolitan Opera House. 11 Guarany, by Antonio Carlos Gomez, a Portuguese born in Brazil, was performed by the "Milan Grand Opera Company" during a three weeks' season at the Star Theatre in the fall of 1884. An air from this opera is still in the repertoire of many sopranos. To go still farther back, two of Manuel Garcia's operas, sung of course in Italian, I'Amante Astuto and La Figlia dell'Aria, were performed at the Park Theatre in 1825 with Maria Garc...
ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES ETIQUETTE FOR GENTLEMEN BALL-ROOM COMPANION COURTSHIP & MATRIMONY HOW TO DRESS WELL HOW TO CARVE TOASTS AND SENTIMENTS. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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