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H Tho porformanco of "Tlio Wodding
. Day" by tho Salt Lake Opera com-
Pi pany served tho doublo purposo of
fcj demonstrating and verifying that tho
Hj town Is vocally equal to its reputation.
51 For many years it has been our
El musical religion to pin our faith to
H9 tho voices of Zlon. Tho recent en-
Mm gagement of tho organization was suf-
HH ficlent reason for tho belief wo havo
' f cherished.
f Along comes tho Salt Lako Opera
h , company and rewardod us for growing
i stout in tho faith that wo llvo In a
r j town where volco culturo is still one
of tho fine arts. It is a matter ol
notice that tho local press, hopolessl
r , divergent on other matters, got to
' I gother and wovo a literary boquet foi
tho sweet singers of tho homo com
. pany. It is not my purposo, howover
to elaborate upon tho work of thr
v Salt Lako opera. Every paper gave
ample space to tho subject, and, Id
I ono or two instances oven went so fai
lgr , as to mako the rovlow a caso of llntt
ed sweetness long drawn out. If, In
consequenco, tho heads of some of tho
principles are not too largo for their
operatic bonnets it is becauca humll
1 Ity is still a virtue Nor do 1 say this
I in disparagement, but rather because
modesty adds beauty to successful ef
fort and every member of tho com
pany is inclined to modesty. Miss
I Emma Lucy Gates was, as always, vo
cally captivating. Her rendition of
tho difficult "So Scran Rose" song was
a positive excuse for tho most per
sistent encores that over greeted a
local singer. And, if that were not
enough, it is not too much to say that
Molba In vocal charm and volco
was again conjured before us in tho
' hysteria of tho momeut which marked
tho triumph of tho singer.
In concert work tho public has long
known Miss Berkhoel. Her first np-
f 1 pearanco to operatic stage was both a
IV I revelation and a discovery to her many
f- - 1 friends. Sho was absolutely charming
in volco and tho easy graces which
ensnared two stago lovers.
Miss Edna Dwyer's "Madam Mont
bazon," tho fair conspirator, was a
thoroughly dignified bit of aristocratic
deportment, that know how to languid
ly recllno on tho downy surfaces of
gilded chairs and sofas. Miss Dwyer
also was enticing in voice, and vocally
filled tho requirements of her role.
Tho "Aunt Hortenso" of Miss Hnr
'ey was sufficiently austeio and pre
clso to fill tho traditions of tho over
3onsitivo spinster tho klhd that
revels in exposing all harmless weak
nesses. Johnny Spencer again showed that
1o is our best insurance man by day
;nd best comedian by night. As the
unny snap and ginger of tho opera
10 was almost tho whole show both
ent and center polo. Just where the
ffervescent Spencer strikes tho line
etwoen professional and amateus is
ioyond computation. A remark made
n my hearing that George D. Pyper
Mr. Eugene Frazier, Lyric Stock Company
was winning his greenest laurels as
"Rnsul" fround frequent confirmation
in his reception by tho audience. His
mako up, acting and deportment show
ed that ho can bo at homo in his own
stago as well as In his own box-office.
Graham, Dougall and Ensign grati
fied their friends and won applause.
Mrs. Bessio Browning and her three
lady assistants, in their national
dancers, gave a Florodora touch to tho
opera and made every man in tho
audionco wish ho stood in tho "poly
cop" shoes of Johnny Spencer.
Tho chorus was as it always is
a vocal featuio a positive aggrega
tion of singing voices.
Prof. McClellan conducted with tho
onthuslasm of a dozen conductors all
rolled into ono baton. His efforts
wore nn inspiration working operatic
marvels. Vivo lo Salt Lako Opera
it you happen into tho Orpheum
this week and If you haven't you will
don't get frightened at tho Pullman
cars on tho stage. They're not the
real thing, but they look mighty real.
The whistle sounds, tho smoke goes
flying, tho wheels turn and they're off
or It looks that way. Miss Nlta
Allen and company in "Car two, state
room ono" havo a scenic display that
is railroad realism carried right down
to the rails. Tho dialogue part of
tho llttlo comedy savors very fre
quentlyof "tag, you're It," or "but
ton, button, who's got tho button."
But when It comes to stago realism
Miss Allen is thero with tho Pullman
Edith Helena is billed as a singer
with the greatest vocal range ever
known. In a town where thero are
singers whoso range runs over several
octaves, Miss Helena, by making such
a claim is certainly tempting fate.
However, the lady gets over a number
of high "C's" without vocal shipwreck.
And still they come! The merry
ventriloquist and his talking family.
This time it is our old friend Mitchell,
who has forsaken railroading for tho
primrose path of vaudoville. Herbert
Medley sings an Irish song about
"Going to Phlladelphey" In tho morn
ing. Tho night I heard Herbert there
wero no bouquets tin own at the stage.
I wonder why?
Tho "Four Trumpeters" do a musi
cal stunt. Nothing "doing until they
hammer tho xylophones. All at once
they give tho "Rough Rider March,"
and every Toddy ono of us sits up
and takes notice.
Tho brothers Damn do somo acio
batic feats that are worth tho price
of an Orpheum ticket. If thero is
any Sheepshead blood in your veins
go and see tho "Hundred to Ono Shot,"
a story of tho raco track, as told by
tho klnodromo. It's simply great. a
Tho Lyric, with Its "Winning Hand"
has been winning at tho box ofllco all
through tho week.
That a capable stock company can
bo brought together at popular prices
Is being demonstrated on lower Main
street. Miss Pitt, tho leading lady
of tho company, is rapidly advancing
In dramatic favor as Is also Mr. Bal
four and Mr. Frazier. Miss Ethel Rob
erts, the now acquisition to tho com
pany, has made a most favorable im
pression. It is tho intention of tho Lyric man
Tgement. to especially invito tho at- f)
tendance of ladles and children and
peoplo of refinement. This policy, so
happily inaugurated, has already won
for tho house tho patronago of the
most select theater goers.
Beginning Monday, September 21th,
William Collier begins an engagement
of three nights and Wednesday mat- '
inee. Tho comedy which convulsed
Now York and London, "On tho
Quiet," will bo presented here with
tho same company and scenic display '
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