The famous Finnish opera singer Aino Ackté performed in London, Covent Garden. Her performance in the lead role of the opera Salome was a success.
This Finnish newspaper reports on the performance in a proud manner:
“It is declared to the people of Finland that the performance in London of the opera Salome, by Strauss, has achieved such enthusiasm, that it is comparable to that caused by the elections in England. Newspapers are filled with news about the opera. An infinite number of tickets have been ordered beforehand, etc. … About 50 reporters of various newspapers have requested to permission to publish the portrait of singer Aino Ackté.”