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Mon April 11, 2011
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Opera Star Delivers Baby Then Sings At Met

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

First the baby cried, then the tenor sang. Leandro Florez was born on Saturday just in time for his doting dad to cradle the newborn and then run to make his curtain at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Half an hour after his son made his world debut, tenor Juan Diego Florez sang the lead. That Rossini opera went out live to fans watching in movie theaters around the country.

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