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PAGE TWELVE

THE MICIGAN DAILY

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Praminent Artists To Appear At May Festival Cooperation Of C
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')Z~ a R Theater Urged B
iiRa leading member of the Metropolitan formance, Saturday evening, i addi- N Ted ConTre U g1
Hit a r noe Opera Company of New York. Ie be- tion to Florence Austral, who will sing £Voted Contralto
1 R OG U M NCLUD S 1 Q ngrinIo an his work as a singe inItaly beroe of "Elsa" s made up of arit s n cfate res(Mss
studying under severaT famous teach- of wide recognition. Augusta ensk DETROIT, March 1.-If the church service
ers at that time. He made his debut as Ortrud, has repeatedly sung thissi e r s
in Milan in 1913 where he was heard role with the Chicago Opera. Richard ia yddsewito ea eitvhs gri ors
Ny Puccini, who shortly afterwards Crooks, the American tenor, will a- stleater owner, actress and the roll
engaged him to sing the role of Dick pear as "Lohengrin". Richard Bonelli, noted American woman producer. be far
Florence Austral, Louise homer, and Johnson in the "Girl of the Golden another-American, who has become the "ra ,snoted ouc, ar
artinelli to Sing; "Lohengrin" "dWest". Later, he also appeared with leading baritone at the Chicago Opera, rn "The drama," she pointed out, "was words
Will Be Presented the same company in "Jewels of the will sing his favorite role of "Telr- ornginy te umore impressivet s m thed w"It Ic
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y Dramatist
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SPALDING WILL PLAY
Several unique features will stand
out in this year's Ann Arbor May Fes-.
tival program which in the eyes of

Madonna". Since that time, Martinelli UIII 1IUn , w% ie J ames i W ilw sin
has been engaged almost constantly th.e part of the "King", a role which
with the Metropolitan Opera Company, he has made particularly his own at
although he has also sung in concerts the Metropolitan Opera House. The
in South America, and at the open air role of the herald will be taken by

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authoritative critics stamp it as one
of the predominating festivals of the
long series which have been given
during the past third of a century.
Of great importance will be the ap-
pearance of the Australian-English
dramatic soprano, Florence Austral,'
whose career-has been built up entire-
ly upon musical worth. After winning
her way to the top in Great Britain,
where her name is a household wordl
among all who are familiar with mu-
sical affairs, she came to this country
a year ago, and appeared on two oc-
casions, as star at the Cincinnati Fes-
tival, and in the same capacity at the
North Shore Festival at Evanston, Ill.
Almost unannounced she at once stam-
peded both houses into an uproar and
was obliged to sing many encores.
Critics and music lovers alike pro-
nounced her the outstanding substan-
tial musical sensation of the year.
Just before her return to Great Brit-

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opera at Palo Alto, California. !sarre hilt, wno has taken leading
For the two choral programs. roles in the Union opera for the past
Thursday and Saturday evening, well th'xee years, and has also been a solo-
known melodious works have been ist in the Glee Club. Hill, who is ai
chosen by Mr. Moore, the solo parts pu til of Theodore Harrison, sang in
in both of which will be sung by ar- the May Festival of last year in the
tists especially chosen for the parts role of the monk in "La Giaconda". i
to which they have been assigned. For Tire ensemble groups will also con-'
the rendition of the "Elijah" at the tribuite their share, the University
Thursday evening concert soloists of Chora 1 Union under the baton of Earl
unsurpassed excellence have been V. M\Io ore, musical director of the Fes-
chosen consisting of Marie Sundelius, tival, .the Chicago Symphony orchestra
distinguished operatic and concert ar- under- Frederick Stock, and the Chil-
tist, soprano, Jean Laval, noted ora- dren's Festival chorus under Joseph
torio singer, contralto, Charles Strat- E. Maddy.,
tn whn hlin (tina uished himself in

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lessons of the Scriptures. The church
became careless of its offspring, and
the drama strayed afield. The mother
neglected her child! If the child be-
came naughty, it is the fault of the
parent."
Miss Bonstelle is an ardent coopera-
tionist between theater and church.
The Bonstelle Playhouse here, a
unique enterprise that is the fruition
of the life dream of its founder, has
I been used unsparingly as an agency
toward developing a better feeling and
a clearer understanding between these
institutions.

Barre Hill
Barre Hill, baritone, for several
years soloist in the Union operas and
in the Varsity Glee club, will sing the
role of herald in "Lohengrin", which
will be given at the MayFestival.
Mischa Levitzki. Mr. Spalding's name
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concert and recital work, tenor, and
Theodore Harrison, long recognized
as an outstanding interpreter of the
title role, baritone.
The cast for the "Lohengrin" per-

CRO YDON, England-Allan J. Cob- Louise Homer+
hani, -rit ish aviator, arrived at the
Louise Homer will sing in concertj
air fiel t here Saturday, completing his
sensati onal 16,000-mile round-trip with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
flight t 7 Capetown, South Africa. at the May Festival.

Lenten services are held each year
in the Playhouse. All denominations
are represented among the prominent
speakers who appear on successive
Sundays during the Lenten period.
There are, too, leading professional
men, industrialists and business men,
each of whom discusses the Christ top-
ic from the viewpoint of his own spe-
cial field.

To ,

Tomorrow and Frida

ain, a contract was signed for her I is lnked inI.5ariyiith those oz
appearance at Ann Arbor to sing the Hieifetz and Kreisler, and his marvel-'
role of "Elsa" in the concert perform- ous work is a great tribute to America.
ance of "Lohengrin", Saturday night Mr. Levitzki, the eminent pianist, was
at the closing concert. heard in Hill auditorium at the be-
Another outstanding event of the ginning of his career six years ago.
Festival will be the presence of How- Since that time he has appeared
ard Hanson, one of the most prom- under the most dignified musical aus-
ising of the younger musicians of the 1 pices always to packed houses.

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present day. Trained largely in Two outstanding artist concerts will
America, with supplementary training he included in both of which the Chi I
in Europe, he became recognized in I cago Symphony Orchestra will appear
his? early twenties as an outstanding in miscellaneous numbers as well r s
figure with such a brilliant future that in the role of accompanist for the
the Eastman School of Music at Ro- opera stars. At the first of these.
chester, New York, with the available America's boasted contralto, Louise
talent of Europe and America to Homer, will contribute several of her
choose from selected him from a num- favorite operatic arias.
her of other illustrious applicants as Mme. homer, like Schuman-Hleink,
their musical director. Not only has is loved throughout the land, not only
he won high praise as a musical ad- because of her great musicianship,
mninistrator and as a teacher, but he but by reason of her wholesome per-
also ranks high as a conductor and sonality.
composer, his compositions being rec- On Friday evening of the Festival,
ognized as typical of the class of Giovanni Martinelli, who since the
writing that is being done in America passing of Caruso has been recog-
today. His "Lament for Beowulf" is nized as one of the most outstanding
one of his most famous works, and is tenors interpreting operatic roles will
acknowledged to be in the class of the likewise present a program consisting
best choral music ever written. of airs from some of the operas ir
Two great instrumentalists will par-' which he has sung the leading roles.
ticipate, both of them relatively young Martinelli has had an illustrious ca-
men who have won and maintained reer, and has appeared in some of the
places among the great leaders in most famous operas presented in the
their fields, Albert Spalding and United States, and for years has been
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be odorlessly clean and correctly pressed,
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