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xiicJ UMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 11, 1917.
San Carlo Songsters Soon to Be Heard Here;
New Voices W ith Old Favorites This Time
: I IBS
HE San Carlo Grand OperaO
company will sing in Oma
ha Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday. December 3, 4
and 5. There" will be four dif
ferent performances, , Monday, "La
Gioconda;" Tuesday, "La Traviata;"
Wednesday afternoon, "Jewels of the
Madonna, and the evening, '"II
There is interest in the several new
artists Impresario Gallo will bring to
Omaha this season, for they embrace
a splendid new French baritone,
M. Joseph Royer; a new contralto
possessed of a rich voice, Marta
Melis, late of the Teatro San Carlo,
Naples; Signor Girolaino Ingar, new
Italian tenor, and Frances Morosini,
mezzo soprano. .
A notable feature of the San Carlo
engagement here will be the firs(
Omaha appearance of Miss Marcella
Craft, the distinguished American so
prano, for five, years leading artist at
the Royal opera, Munich, who will
sing "Violetta," in "Traviata," on
Tuesday evening. Another treat in
store will be the singing of Miss Eliz
abeth Amsden, formerly of the Chi
cago opera and Paris opera.'in Wolf
Ferrari's sensational three-act opera,
"Jewels of the Madonna."
Signor Carlo Peroni, whose work
with th? baton last season called forth
much favorable comment, will again
direct the operas. The prices, which
are of the exftremely popular char
acter, and made so primarily because
of the tremendous seating capacity of
the Auditorium, will, appeal
In the giving of "Li Gioconda," the
opening 'opera of the season, Omaha
will have its premier hearing of
Ponchelli's masterpiece. In comment
ing on this production by the San
Great J ohn Sings Just
to Please an Old Lady
and Becomes Center oj
Prolonged Kissiftg Bee
Carloans in Montreal on October 1,
S. Morgan Powell, famous critic on
the Montreal Star, said: "If Miss
Amsden's success was undeniable,
that of Emanuel Satazar was almost
sensational. The South American
tenor is a man of. many parts. He
harsung here before, and we have en
joyed his work. But he has never sung
here as he did last night in the role
of Enzo. His -voice seems to have
again'' gained in breadth, in power, in round
ness and in richness ot tone. His act
ing, was always good. He is unques
tionably one of the three test operatic
tenors this side of the Atlantic knows
today,' and to hear him is an unalloyed
MUiS l C
By HENRIETTA M. REES.
CERTAIN Omaha - violinist
was asked to play last year
before the kindergarten de
partment of the Nebraska
State Teachers' 'association,
a branch comprising some 500 or 600
members. No money was offered her
for the engagement, but the chairman
of the committee was particularly
anxious that she consent to do" so, as
she did want the visitors- to hear
something good in a musical way.
The violinist graciously consented, al
though it put her to considerable per
sonal inconvenience to do so. Sev
eral lessons had to be changed, it was
necessary to find some pianist friend
who would give up the necessary time
to prepare amd play the accompani
ments, and various other minor details
arranged. The meeting was to be
held in the Young Women's Christian
association auditorium, and a day or
so before the musicians went to the
hall and tried their numbers with the
piano, in order to have everything go
off as well as possible. The violinist
had made but one condition to her ap
pearance, and that was that the piano
provided would be in good form. The
piano was all right and everything
worked out. - '
But the .meeting was changed from
the Young Women's Christian asso
ciation ajjdtitorium to the First Metho
dist church at the last minute, so an
other trip was made to this church in
order to try the music over with the
piano to be used. The only piano
available was one from the 'Sunday
school room, and who is there who is
not acquainted with the typical Sun
day school piano? It was an old and
incurable upright, and after a brief
trial of it the pianist refused to play
upon it. The violinist spoke to the
committee, thinking of course they
would not want the program spoiled
bv a ooor piano, but the committee
manifested the utmost indifference-i
and unconcern, and refused to spend a
cent in-seeing that their program -be
given a fair chance to be enjoyed. The
upshot of the matter was that the
violinist refused to play and the mem
bership of the organization was dis
appointed. Also the violinist, for, as
she says, if you start to do a thing
you like to go through with it, and
as long as she had put herself to so
much trouble in order to give them
what pleasure she could, she felt that
the least they might have clone would
have been to have spent 1 few dol
lars renting a suitable piano.
This year, 'several months ago, the
game chairman approached the same
violinist, and told her how very dis
appointed they all were the year be
fore, and asked her to play again, as
suring her that a good piano would
be available. B&ing sorry at having dis
appointed them the last year, through
the change 'of place which deprived
them of a good piano, sheagaincon
sented upon three conditions to which
the chairman acquiesced, and for two
months the announcement that she
would play had been out. One of the
conditions was that the piano be a
good one. This time the meeting was
to be held in the high school audi
torium and she was told that the high
school was very proud of its piano,
(which was a. grand) and that it had
just been tuned. In telling about it
the violinist said: "I went up to see
it and there it was behind the cur
tains of the auditorium. One leg was
off and it .was resting" upon an old
wooden chair while the other two
Jrgs wtre tethered together, by large
boards of . wood, nailed securely into
their polished, surface. I. struck a
note, and all the other notes of the
keyboard resounded with it in sym
pathy. It may have been in tune, but
I don't think it is a tuner it needs."'
Again she spoke to the committee
about the piano, but . found it would
do nothing about it, and as one of her
other conditions which was but -a
small one, eaiy to have kept and re
quiring no outlay of money had "been
utterly disregarded, she saw no other
way out of it and told them she could
not, play again. '
And now the membership is prob
ably blaming .hef because they were
disappointed, while she is wondering
why the-coniniittee does not apportion
a certain amount of its funds for a
decent program if they want it, or
even.' a small emergency fund so that
even if professional musicians will
agree to play without remuneration it
can show, its' appreciation by making
it possible for them to appear" under,
favorable condition. '
And the saddest thing about this
whole sad story isthat this branch
of the teachers' association is not the
only organization with otherwise high
aims which it is-willing to support,
which is either indifferent or thought
less about its music, and inconsiderate
of the necessary tools for the musi
cian who favors them.
An Omaha symphony orchestra as
sumed definite shape last week when
the Omaha Musicians' association atS
its regular monthly meeting endorsed
Robert Cuscaden's plans as presented
by , him before that body on Tuesday.
Among other things Mr. Cuscaden
emphasized, was the advisability of
moving cautiously in a large under
taking of this kind so that the founda
tion would have- stability and perma
nance. A symphony orchestra is not
the product of a few weeks nor a few
months work and therefore the' watch
word of the organizations will be
''preparation' No symphony con
certs of a public nature will be pre
sented this season, but the entire year
will be devoted to drill and the de
velopment of material that next fall
will be moulded into the "Omaha
Svmnhnnv Orchestra." A miestion
that Mr. Cuscaden discussed at length I
with the writer and one on which
he invites public discussion is the
advisability of incorporating into the
symphonic body a certain number of
lady instrumentalists. Precedent as
established by large eastern orchestras
has barred this field , from women
members, but in reality it is only a
question of precedent and not of
ability, so Mr. Guscaden has decided
to ask the people of Omaha interested
in this question fb come out boldly
in the public prints and make known
their attitude, for it is to the people
as a whole that such an organization
must look for its moral, musical and
Other questions pertaining to the
Omaha Symphony Orchestra that are
of interest and significance to the pub
lic at large will be discussed from time
What is being done in public school
music was demonstrated Thursday
morning at the Young Women's
Christian association auditorium in a
most interesting manner. The little
ones of'the first grade learn to sing
thei little songs by hearing and fol
lowing, but in the second grade they
take up notation, and the same little
songs, and by, a system of cards with
motives fpon them they learn to rec-
(Conttntied m Fag - Slnv Colmna Om.)
John McCormack, the popular
Irish tenor, who is to appear at the
Auditorium Friday evening, January
18, has had some very interesting ex
periences during his career on the
An incident which was at first
amusing then very touching, occurred
at one of his 11 concerts in New York
McCormack had responded with
a quartet of encores after his last num
ber, which were greeted with tumul
tuous applause and calls for more. As
he was to sing the next day in Bos
ton, there was very little time for him
to make his train, but the crowd was
not yet satisfied, although he had
sung 20 songs or more. McCormack
bowed himself off the stage, shaking
his head, but such was the clamor
in the hall, that with his hat on and
muffled in a big fur overcoat, he
came, out to explain that he must
catch the train to fill an important
Just when he had nearly succeeded
in making his escape an elderly lady,
who was seated near the piano, ap
proached him and whispered some
thing in his 'ear. He at once dis
carded hat and overcoat, sat down to
the piano and sang to his own ac
companiment, Lady Dufferin's old
masterpiece, "I am Sitting on the
Just as, he finished the old lady
threw her arfis about his neck and
kissed him as if he were her long
Jost son. This was the signal for
others to pounce upon the tenor, and
it was with some difficulty that he
was able to ftuck away from the os
It ought to be added as a part of
history that McCormack caught his
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Atwbod
Of Maxwell Visit in Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Atwood of
Maxwell, la., are visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. George V. Chandler, 2202
,Pinkney . street Mr. Atwood is a
brother of Mrs. Chandler.
MARTIN W. BUSH
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER , 13
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The Od Grand Opera
Three Evenings and Matinee Beginning Oec.
Including four separate and distinct casts of principals, full chorus and orchestra, with
an entirely new and elaborate set of scenery, direct from the record-breaking run of this
Company at the beautiful Forty-Fourth Street Theater, New York Oity.
MARCELLA GRAFT: Late of thj
Chicago Opera Co. and Farfe Opera.
ELIZABETH AMSDEN: Late lead
ing artist with Chicago and Montreal
MART EAESTNER: Dramatic artis;
favorite -of three San Carlo seasons.
EDVIGE VAC CAM: Distinguished
exponent of Italian coloratura.
( MEZZO SOPRANOS
STELLA DEMETTE: Brilliant and
popular American opera star.
MARTA MELIS: From Italy's great
est theaters; first American tour.
MANUEL SALAZAR: Premier tenor
of Spain; the season's operatio sen
GIUSEPPE AG0STINI: Vocally and
histrionically a star among noted
OIR0LAMO INOAR: Late star at the
Opera Comiquo, Paris.
LUSIANO ROSSINI! From the Royal
Opera, Barcelona. , -
ANGELO ANT0LA: World-famous
singing actor. The incomparable
JOSEPH ROYER: Eminent French
star, rich in voice and histrionism.
LUIGI DELLEM0LLE: Late of the
Carlo Felice, Florence.
PEETRO DB BIASI: Universal favor
ite, with voice of first magnitude.
NATALE CERVI: Former leading
' basso Montreal Opera Company.
. MUSICAL DIRECTORS
CARLO PER0NI: Late maestro of the.
Royal Academy of St. Cecelia, Roma.
OIACOMA SPADQNI: Distinguished
- Italian maestro.
FORTUNE OALLO: v Managing .
WHAT NEW YORK THINKS OF SAN CARLO OPERA
(Being- abbreviated extract from the leading- New Jfork newnpapers durlnr performance! riven by the San Carlo Grand Opera company at
the .Forty-iourtn Btreet m neater, new xom city, lor inree weens, ironj oeyiemper a i? oeyieniDor as.;
Tha Baa Carlo Onera Blared to a sacked
, frost wllea 8,000 moro Hew Yorkers
had bcea tamed away. Hew York Times.
Hearty eVOM bomobo attoBdod yesterday's
two Bcrfomaaeeaw Now York American.
"Carmea aeado oao alt a aad take aotloa.
Nat alaeo.Cahro Blared the aart aoro baa
thero beea'aaek a satisfactory exBoneat. NO
sack satisfactory sloclna; of tko Toreador"
sons; as tkat ky Royer Is wttkla memory.
New York Ereajna; World.
Not slaeo tko days of tko Manhattan Opera
noose has New York seea and keard a "Car
men" performance so satisfactory. Kew
York Evening Telegram.
golden fleece greeted tko Saa Carlo per
formance of "Klgoletto. .Now York fOrealng
All tko members eoald well stand compari
son wttk tkoso of more famoos and far aoro
expensive companies New York Evening
Tke audience, a large one. waa enthralled.
New Yoik Evening Telegram.
The andtence demanded ao many encores
that the performance was prolonged until
after midnight. New York Herald.
There was a throng to hear "Gioconda." To
the surprise of many rival promoters of
Italian muste here, 'the bouse again sold oat
for tko least familiar opera of tko weekv
Wow York Times. .
' ' '
Tko first fortnight of the tan Carlo's stay
la tko metropolis earned gatMMMk New York
It Is evident tkat Fortune Gallo kaowa
tore a bent grand opera than many ef tko
"wise ones" la aad akeat New York who gsve
him a hearty laugh wkea ko atatod tkat ko
cxpeeted to Invade tko metro pells seme day.
New York Sun.
A kouse In wklek standing room was aa tke
FOB 03CE AIL THE MUSIC CRITICS OF NEYT I0BK AGBEE
The great success of the Saa Carlo Grand
Opera Company, which has beea giving ad
mirable performances the post two weeks to
capacity houses, kas caused tko oztoaaloa of
the season far another week New York
TOLljftR TICKET FLAW
It is with pardonable pride that I am enabled to announce
the Fifth Annual Grand Opera Season by the San Carlo Grand
Opera Company at the Omaha Auditorium. Note the wonder
ful repertoire to be given this year.
THE DOLLAR SEASON TICKET PLAN is in vogue in
NO OTHER CITY IN THE WHOLE WORLD, and was origi
'nated for Omaha five years ago because of the immense seat
ing capacity of the Omaha Auditorium. This plan enables
music lovers to hear the wonderful San Carlo presentations at
a ticket cost of from 35c to $1.00 per opera, all seats reserved.
For fear you have forgotten about this plan, I win give
you a brief explanation: You first buy a dollar season ticket
from any member of the Boosters' Committee or at the Audi
torium Box Office. Then you reserve these tickets at the
Auditorium Manager's Office at a reservation charge of from
10c to 76o each opera, thus making the charge less than half
Green's Pharmacy, 16th and Howard Sts.
Margaerlte Baggy. Auditorium Mgr.'s Office.
Ed Patten. Bospe'a Musle Store.
Mrs. Alfred Sorenson. 3338 Harney St.
Penrl Davcy, Picture Dept. Brandels Stores.
Hattle I. White, 81B So. Seth St.
Jean Gilbert Jones, Studio, IStk aad Faraam Sts.
Doris M. Goethe, Commercial Clnb,
Geedwal Dlekermun, Arlington Bldg.
Geo. h. Compton, 2-tlT Poppleton ave.
Mrs. J. I. Ray, Fremont, Neb.
Mrs. A. Babllts, 814 S. 86 th St.
Mrs. Millie Ryan, 111 "S. 36th St.
E. l Cook, core Crane Co 10th and Harney.
A. B. Evans, 608 MUI St, Coancll Bluffs.
Henry J. Bock, 4S1S S. 30th St.
Ckas. F. Stevens, care Robinson Piano Co.
Anna E. Glasgow, Harley Hotel.
Jno. T. Cooper, 1614 S. 2th St. -
Albar Tornsknr, Brown klk. Upstairs Shoo Store.
Mary J. Tliton, S27 Fifth ave. Council Bluffs.
Merriam Parker, 4034 Seward St.
Mrs. Robt. Mullls, 6th Ave. 7tk St Co. Bluffs.
E. V. Propst, Care Michel's Cyelery
M. D. Clark, 656 Omaha National Bank.
W. B. Graham, fltudlo, 18th and Farnnm Sts.
W. T. WIIkou, Wilson Auto Co., Farnnm St.
Klolse West, 4170 Chicago St.
W. E. Boek. Milwaukee Ticket Office.
A. Helgren, Willlsms-Smlth, 14th and Faraam.
Patrick O'Nell, Stk Floor Karbach Block.
Dr. F. F. Whlteomb, SS3 Paxtoa Block. -
Martin Bush, Soth and Faraam Sts.
Daisy Bllnn, W. O. W. Office Bldg.
Corrtno Hlntt, Care Omaha Excelsior.
Jean P. Dnffleld, ZOth and Farnnm Sts.
Cecil Berrymnn, SIS MeCagae Bldg. ,
Joseph St. Lucas, McKeea Motor Car Co. .
Clarke's Drag Store, Broadway, Co. Bluffs. '
Ksthryu Ohman, Cure Bellevae College.
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the cost in any other American city for REAL GRAND
OPERA by the world's greatest traveling Grand Opera or
ganization. If this system seems at all complex; remember
the very considerable saving offered you by this plan.
I am compelled to limit the, number of "Dollar Season
Tickets," and as a large number of these tickets have already
been disposed of by our "Boosters' Committee," I suggest
your immediate purchase of the Dollar Season Tickets.
Season Tickets maybe reserved at the Auditorium Man
ager's Office now.
Single Admission Tickets are from BOc to $2.00 the per
formance. LUCIUS PRYOR
Auditorium, Omaha. '
DOLLAR SEASON TICKETS tMh...b?C
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