Music: Skylark & Golden Calves

The soprano was the daughter of a Negro carpenter from Laurel, Miss. The tenor was the son of a naval engineer from Ancona, Italy. Together on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera last week, Leontyne Price, 30, and Franco Corelli, 36, provided the most exciting debut night of the Met season. Their joint assignment: Leonora and Manrico in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Warm Sound. Although Leontyne Price was familiar to Manhattan audiences as a concert and disk performer, she stepped on the operatic stage wrapped mainly in a glittering European reputation. Regally got up in...

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