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Mezzo-soprano opera star Rise Stevens dies at 99

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mezzo-soprano opera star Rise Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 99. Stevens died Wednesday night at her Manhattan home, said her son, Nicolas Surovy. Stevens started singing with the Met in 1938, on tour in Philadelphia. Among her greatest roles was the title character in the opera "Carmen," which...

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