Returning to the New York Hippodrome with elephants, camels, horses and all the paraphernalia that made opera on Sixth Avenue the talk of the musical world last summer. Alfredo Salmaggi brought his Chicago Opera Company back for a summer engagement, which opened Saturday night with a performance of Verdi’s “Aida.”
A new low level of prices for grand opera is being offered. More than 1,000 orchestra seats will sell for fifty cents, including the tax, and the full balcony will be scaled at twenty-five cents.
Tonight’s offering will be “Cavalleria Rusticana,” with Rose Buska as Santuzza and Alessandro Granda as Turiddu, followed by “I Pagliacci,” with Lucy Monroe, Harold Lindi and Edward Albano in the principal roles. “Tannhauser” will be sung on Monday night.