FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1943 file photo, mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens sits for a portrait in New York. Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1943 file photo, mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens sits for a portrait in New York. Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her Manhattan home. She was 99. (AP Photo, File) less 
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