Music: Envoy from The Bronx

The musical conquest of Moscow, launched by a pianist from Texas, was consolidated last week by a baritone from The Bronx. As Van Cliburn flew home to a hero's welcome in Manhattan (see PEOPLE), the Metropolitan Opera's Old Pro Leonard Warren, 47, breezed into Moscow and gave audiences at the Bolshoi Theater a chance to hear the resonant, mahogany-hued voice and the sweeping dramatic power that have made him one of grand opera's top baritones.

Warren appeared with the Bolshoi Theater Company in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto, a part that he has made his own at the Met. Several of...

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