Herbert Graf, stage director of the Metropolitan Opera Association of New York and of the San Francisco Opera Company, will give a free, public lecture Friday evening, March 14, on "Opera as a Popular Art in America," at 8:30 o'clock in the Music Building here.
Graf has been professionally active in opera, in Europe and the United States, since 1925. Before coming to the United States in 1934 he was stage director of opera houses in Breslau, Frankfurt, Basle and Prague.
Besides his permanent engagements with the Metropolitan and San Francisco Opera Companies, he is head of the opera department of the Berkshire Music Center. He was stage director of the Salzburg Festivals of 1936 and 1937, and of the Florence May Festival in 1935, 1937, and 1938.