Music: New Voices at the Met

Along with plans to exchange its elegant but drafty old home for a modern theater at Manhattan's projected Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera is busy with another building program. Aside from the great names on its roster—Maria Callas. Victoria de los Angeles, Richard Tucker, Mario Del Monaco, Leonard Warren, Cesare Siepi—it is adding to its solid second rank by bringing in exciting newcomers who, more than the established stars, are making this a memorable season. Some of the best of the new voices:

FLAVIANO LABO, 31, an Italian-born tenor whose...

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