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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1943)
'Nine o ’Clock ’ Singers
Like College Audiences
The four female members of the Nine o’Clock Opera Com
pany who were featured in Mozart’s comedy opera, “The Mar
riage of Figaro,” in McArthur court Monday, don’t mind put
ting on their own make-up, waiting on themselves, and travel
ing minus their private coach and chauffeur.
Helen Van Loon, Vera Weikel, Lura Stover, and Ruth Cum
bie took only a short time after their show to change costumes
and hurry down to the Eugene ho
tel tor one of the rare times when
they could sleep in until noon the
“Last year we traveled 33,000
miles all over the country and
have played in all but four states,"
said one of the actresses who was
trying to get out of a very mas
“We think college audiences are
almost the best to play before,’’
said another member from the
corner. It was hard to tell which
player was which, but she con
tinued, “We're always happy when
we present' Figaro at a college.
Once it was rather strange, though
when we played before a small
one in the Middle West,, -Coring
the whole first act not-etie sound
was made, no applauding, whis
pering, or anything/ We found out
later that the dean of women had
especially requested in chapel tnat
morning that there shouldn’t be
“This is about the 140th time
we have presented Figaro. We're
going to Salem next and then to
Washington after a stop in Port
land,” explained another of the
cast. “We’ve given our youth to
it, but it has really been worth
while,” she added.
When asked how they liked Ore
gon, they all agreed, “We think
it’s just wonderful, especially be
cause of all the nice green trees
and the robins and other birds. It
is quite a bit different from play
ing in some of the midwestern
When asked how they first got
together in the arrangement of
Figaro, one of them explained,
"All of us in the cast are from
different states all over the coun
try, but we worked together at
Juilliard in New York for four or
five years where our ooera ar
rangements were first started. We
UO Concert Band Lists
Broadcast Over KOAC
The University of Oregon con
cert band, directed by John
Stehn, assistant professor of mu
sic, will present the regular stu
dent series of recitals over KOAC
tonight from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
The band will play the march,
"The Noble Commander” by Wil
liams; "Bourree” by Bach; "Eg
monlt” overture by Beethoven;
"French Military March” from
the “Algerian Suite” by Camille
Saint-Saens; prelude and Fugue
in G minor by Bach; march,
"Hungarian Soldiery” by Fulton;
and march, "Life and Liberty”
by Will Huff.
^ Art Holman
^ and his
75c Per Person
f. Dancing 9 'til 12
V Every Sat. Nite \
expect to lose our Figaro, Hugh
Thompson, in the draft in April.
He had just replaced John Tyers,
who formerly played Figaro but
is now in Hollywood.”
When asked if they ever had a
vacation it was assured that they
had the summer for a rest. “This
summer we’ll be preparing our
new show, though. It’s the ‘‘Mer
ry Wives of Windsor,” and we
are rather looking forward to pre
There will be no Sigma Delta
Chi meeting this week.
Panhelienie wTill meet at 4
Thursday in Gerlinger.
Betty Ann Keup, desk editor
Roger Tetlow, night editor
When the Nine o’clock Opera
company presented the “Marriage
of Figaro" in McArthur courl
Monday night, one of the audi
ence in the front row looked or
with the memory of over 50 per
sonal performances in the classic
She is Rose Elizabeth McGrew
professor of voice at the Univer
sity of Oregon. She has been or
the University faculty for nearlj
25 years, before which she was £
leading prima donna on the Euro
pean opera stage.
Madame McGrew left the Unit
ed States to study music in Ger
many when she was in higl
school. At first her ambition!
did not include opera, but as he!
voice developed, critics noticec
her and told' her that she wa:
Oregana pictures will be tak
en today of the following:
12:30 — YWCA cabinet, on
steps of YWCA bungalow.
and leaders on steps of YMCA
able to sing grand opera. Short
ly after this she made her debut
Her first performance of Mo
zart's “Marriage of Figaro” was
held in the Ducal theater at
Schwann in Mecklunberg. She
took the leading role of Susanna.
She then went to the Court thea
ter in Hanover and next to Br^
lau, where she remained six
Of the streamlined version of
i “Marriage of Figaro,” which is
something comparatively new in
[ music, she said, “It is a good way
; to interest people in opera.”
Do You Want to Be
By an Additional Tax?
IMPOSED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT?
House Bill No. 214 Will Do It
This Measure Proposes to Tax Municipal Electric Utilities "In the Same Manner" as
Private Power Corporations.
The Taxing Power Can Be Used for THREE Purposes:
1. COLLECTION OF REVENUE. 2. REGULATION. 3. PUNISHMENT
9 REVENUE ....
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• REGULATION ....
Low Rates and Business-like Management have proved that regulation is not needed.
• PUNISHMENT . ...
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