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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, April 10, 1914, Image 9

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Episode In the Life of an
Opera Manager.
The inuuagcr li:nl ni.ulc rapid strides
Sü Lis profession, lie wns only thirty,
yet lie was Hole proprietor of :i success
ful comic opurn troupe. Ih was wry
businesslike witli tin* mvinlivrs of Iiis
company, lint tln-y nil liUoil him.
One morning lie wns rec-eiviiiK nppli
cations of cundid.ites I'm- I lie chorus.
girl with brown eyes md comely
d'iice a nil lignre wns mliuiMrd.
"You are"— he nskeii.
"Leonnrctta '1'raver."
"You sing"—
After a trial 'of her voice she wns
Leonarvtta sang so well I h:il she was
soon cast for one of I lie inferior parts.
At the first rehearsal aller the assign
ment she astonished he manager liv
singing a deep contralto. I-V\\- women
could reach the notes she struck.
"What's the matter with your voice?-'
Risked tlx manager astonished.
"Don't know, sir."
"You have lieon singing soprano for
two weeks and now you have bloomed
into a contralto."
"Sometimes my voice is much lower
than at others."
"Your part, isn't written for a con
tralto. I'll have to change it or change
you. I don't want to do either."
"I may lie able to sing soprano when
go on in cost nine."
The manager studied I lie matter.
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looking the while at the girl curiously.
It was a very strange case.
Leonaretta sang contralto till the
evening of the first performance, when
she came to the theater looking pale
and thin.
"By Jove." said the manager, "you
look as if you'd been keelhauled! 1 hope
there's no new voice to provide for."
"I've had a sick spell." replied the
girl. "I think my natural voice has
come back.'"
"I shall sing soprano tonight."
The manager hurried off to attend to
another matter, but his mind was on
the girl and this remarkable change of
voice. When Leonaretta went on she
sang soprano like a bird and so delight
ed the audience that the manager was
delighted also and cast her for a high
er part at. the next performance.
One morning Leonaretta was in the
manager's private office drawing her
salary, when he looked up at her and
"I'm going to put on a piece next
week with a man's part in it that
would just suit that contralto voice
yon took on not very long ago Now. if
you could only call it up at will. I'd
cast you for the part and pay you $.10
a week."
"When is the first rehearsal?"
"On the 15th."
"I may sing contralto by that time."
"What makes you think so?''
"Weil, I'm liable to a relapse at any
time and haven't had one for a long
while. It's due now."
lie engaged a baritone for the part,
who deserted three hours before the
performance, leonaretta was with the
manager when he received the unwel
come news.
"I'll take I he part." she said.
"You? Has your voice relapsed?"
"Not yet, but I think it will before S
o'clock this evening."
"Well, upon my word! I you mean
to say that"-
"I'll he here ready for I lie part."
At S:4 o'clock she went on with one
of the finest baritone voices that had
been heard in that house during the
season. She had been announced ver
bally as Signer I'.arilli to take I lie part
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Bran per ton
Shorts per ton
We Sell Hard and Soft Goal
Why not Subscribe for the Standard? It's
of the man whose name xvas on the
program. At the end of each act Si
gnor Darllli was called before the cur
tain and at the end of the opera re
ceived a perfect ovation.
"Now. see here," said the manager
after the performance. "You're a won
der. You're worth much more than I
am paying you. A girl who can sing
soprano or baritone at will is worth a
fortune. We start on the road next
week, and if you'll go with me and
will guarantee to sing the different
parts as I may require I'll give you a
hundred a week and all expenses. You
see. I save the salary and traveling
expenses of mie principal role. I'll
make you another proposition." He
dropped Iiis businesslike tone and
spoke fervently. "You know very well
that you have long been my favorite
in the company. Indeed. I may say
that ever
I first saw you I've
been dead gone on you. Will yon
marry me?"
The girl burst: into a laugh.
"Come home with me." she said,
"and talk it: over."
The manager consented, and when
hey reached Leonard la's lodgings she
excused herself for a few moments.
She soon returned hand in hand with a
young fellow, the very counterpart
herself, her twirt brother.
"I am Leonard Travel-." said the boy.
"and this is my sister, Leonaretta.
When she fell ill some time ago 1 took
her part, though I couldn't sing so
prano. Tonight 1 sang the baritone
part and received your proposition of
marriage. My sister wou'.il answer it.
but now thai you know there would he
two salaries and expenses to pay in
stead of one I presume it is with
"You I let: it isn't," said the malinger,
clasping Leonaretta in his arms.
A German city lias prohibited Isa
dora Duncan from dancing there. The
old fashioned countries are hard to
A Chicago court has decreed that
"ladies without escorts milst not loiter
in saloons" Have Chicago "ladies"
being doing ii
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Coupled with the street, problems is
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These same people are affected at the
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