Monday, July 24, 2006

It's not over until ...

Time magazine says she lost the equivalent of Mariah Carey, but no matter how you measure it opera superstar Deborah Voigt is in fighting shape to play Ariadne in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" in London.

In 2004, she was fired because the director couldn't see her in the "little black dress" he planned as her stage costume.

One gastric-bypass surgery later, Voigt has lost 135 pounds and has a new Glamour Shotz photo to prove it. And the Royal Opera House has rehired her for the 07-08 season.
Now, maybe people can again start talking about the soprano's voice, which The New York Times has called "blazingly powerful, deeply expressive and, as always, musically scrupulous."

- Michael K.

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