MUSIC: Met's Youngest

With a bit of shamrock pinned underneath her dress and a little flat prayer book in the sole of her slipper, Mary Elisabeth Moore, a 21-year-old New Yorker, made her debut last week as the youngest member of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company. It was not the occasion she had hoped for. In February she was to have been the heroine of Verdi's Rigoletto. But laryngitis interfered. Her debut, instead, was at a Sunday night concert. Her biggest test: the Mad Scene from Lucia in which an exacting flute kept tabs on her...

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