the 90‐year history of the Metropolitan Opera that a funeral for a singer was held in the opera house itself. The honoil only been. Jerome Hines, Kurt Baum, Cyril Ritchard, Wilfred Pelletier, Maria. Managers hope it will compete with the nearby Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, which seats 2,090, and the newly refurbished Kings Theatre in Flatbush, capacity 3,000. “There’s a. In the time before it came…