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Late Singer Merrill Expanded Opera's Audience

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Late Singer Merrill Expanded Opera's Audience

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Late Singer Merrill Expanded Opera's Audience

Late Singer Merrill Expanded Opera's Audience

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Opera singer Robert Merrill died this weekend, at his home in New Rochelle, New York. The baritone sang with the Metropolitan Opera for over 30 years. He also helped introduce opera to a wider audience, with regular appearances on talk shows, and at Yankee Stadium, singing the national anthem. NPR's Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr has an appreciation.

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