A Tenor For All Seasons

At 74, Charles Anthony is in his 50th year onstage at the Metropolitan Opera

Of all the curtain calls that tenor Charles Anthony has taken in his long career, one that he is taking this month has to be the most gratifying. In his role in Tosca at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House, Anthony, 74, is being celebrated for having sung for 50 consecutive seasons with the Met, a company record. In Tosca he is reaching his 2,882nd performance with the Met, also a record. "Charlie exemplifies what a Met singer is," says the opera's general manager, Joseph Volpe. "You almost can't believe he's been doing it so long. But you always know he'll give a...

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