Music: Kansan's Comeback

The scene was Rigoletto's courtyard, just as it was eight years ago at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. The same girl stood in the wings, calmly waiting her cue. But the cue last week, as it did eight years ago, meant more than just running on stage and singing a duet with the hunchbacked jester.

The first time it meant the opera debut of Marion Talley, so sensationalized by the Press that headline readers were led to believe that this Kansas City telegrapher's daughter must be the world's greatest singer. Three years later when...

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