Let's sing two
Soprano Kristine Opolais got to bed at 5 a.m. Saturday after performing her first Madama Butterfly for the Metropolitan Opera. Just 21/2 hours later, she was awakened by Met general manager Peter Gelb: Could she take over a simulcast performance of Puccini's La Boheme that afternoon?
Opolais said no - but five minutes later she changed her mind, and on Saturday, she became the first singer in the Met's 131-year history to make two major-role debuts within a day. She was seen by 4,000 people live and 200,000-plus viewers around the world.
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