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Wilf Woods | A month in New York in 1936

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My taste for opera came a long time ago.

I found a letter I wrote in May 1936 from New York City, where my two sisters and I were spending a month while both parents were in Europe.

We three attended a performance of “Carmen” at the old Metropolitan Opera, twenty-five cent seats in the fifth balcony.

Afterward, we wandered to Times Square, where just after midnight the giant dirigible Hindenburg passed over the city en route from Europe to…

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