Florez wows crowd at Met with 18 high Cs

By MIKE SILVERMAN [AP, 22 April 2008]
NEW YORK — Rewarding a rare encore with an even rarer standing ovation in midperformance, a rapturous Metropolitan Opera audience hailed the company’s beguiling new production of Donizetti’s comic gem, “La Fille du Regiment” (“The Daughter of the Regiment”).