Leonard Warren, American baritone with a huge, velvety, rich voice sang almost exclusively at the Met between 1939 and his death on that stage in Since Warren, Verdi baritones have to have BIG voices! THE Rigoletto of all time!
Giacomo Puccini December 29 November My favorite piece of his is "Nessun Dorma," an aria from the final act of his opera "Turandot," and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. --From Wikipedia.
Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the and and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera.