Tenor Juan Diego Florez has really delivered: a host of high Cs to a worldwide audience of millions _ and minutes earlier, his own baby boy in New York City.
Florez helped two midwives in the birth of Leandro Florez at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday. The tenor had stayed up all night with his wife in labor at their Manhattan apartment.
While they awaited the birth of their first child, the world waited for the Peruvian to sing the tenor lead in Rossini's comic opera "Le Compte Ory" (LUH' KAWNT' aw-REEH') at the nearby Metropolitan Opera _ starting at 1 p.m.
The baby got the cue: He bawled first.
His daddy then rushed to the Met and the show went on _ heard in movie theaters and on radio around the globe.