How a Fast-Rising Opera Singer Prepared for Her Met Debut

On a Monday evening in early November, the singer J’Nai Bridges, 32, is standing at the piano in the front room of her Harlem apartment. In just four days, she will make her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she will sing the part of Nefertiti in Philip Glass’s 1983 opera “Akhnaten,” but tonight she is practicing runs from the 19th-century French opera “Samson and Delilah,” which she will perform at the Washington National Opera in the spring.

The New York Times

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