1913 – February Footnotes

[1] Le jongleur de Notre-Dame is a three-act opera (labelled in the programme as Miracle in Three Acts) by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Maurice Léna.  The role of Jean the juggler was popularised in the United States by the famous soprano, Mary Garden, which, according to some sources, horrified composer Massenet, who meant the role for a tenor.

[2] SS Minnesota was an American built ocean-liner operated by the Great Northern Steamship Company.

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