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Who was the first black American male to sing in a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera?

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01/01/2007

In January 1955 Robert McFerrin Sr.(father of Bobby McFerrin, of "Don't worry be happy" fame)became the first black man to sing as a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera when he debuted as Amonasro, in Verdi's "Aida."