Old Competitors, New Opera Companies in 1925

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520251397
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933835 | DOI:
Old Competitors, New Opera Companies in 1925

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This chapter discusses the new opera companies that arrived in Los Angeles in 1925, describing the opera scene in 1925, the depth of the presence of opera, and the changes which occurred since the late nineteenth century. It shows that opera was no longer an elite form of entertainment, due to the return of low-budget opera in different formats and for different audiences. The chapter also states that the old competitors were still present in 1925, namely L.E. Behymer.

Keywords: opera companies; presence of opera; low-budget opera; L.E. Behymer

Chapter.  3106 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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