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Opera World Finds New Voice In Eric Owens

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Opera World Finds New Voice In Eric Owens

Opera World Finds New Voice In Eric Owens

Opera World Finds New Voice In Eric Owens

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Opera singer Eric Owens appears in the Metropolitan Opera's performance of "The Magic Flute." Courtesy IMG Artists hide caption

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The rich, velvety tones of Eric Owens' bass-baritone voice have made him a rising star in the opera world.

Owens made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October. Tonight, he opens in the Met's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

He speaks with Farai Chideya about his latest artistic endeavors and breaking down barriers as an African-American opera singer.