Deborah Voigt: The Comeback Kid

Deborah Voigt
Gastric surgery brings career revival for the soprano rejected by Covent Garden
Opera singer loses 7st after having her stomach stapled
Richard Jinman [The Guardian, 28 Mar 05]
When the soprano Deborah Voigt was dropped from a Covent Garden production of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos last year she claimed it was her inability to fit into a sleek black dress that prompted her dismissal.
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With Surgery, Soprano Sheds a Brünnhilde Body
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 27 Mar 05]
Deborah Voigt, arguably the leading dramatic soprano singing today, has a gleaming voice that easily soars over the largest Wagnerian orchestra. But big voices tend to come in big bodies, and Ms. Voigt, to her dismay, long fit the stereotype of the oversize opera singer.
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