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Slimmer Voigt discusses weighty operatic matters


by Olin Chism 18 Jun 2008

Soprano Deborah Voigt, who was an impressive Isolde in the Metropolitan Opera’s recent Tristan und Isolde, was booted out of a production once for being too fat. But now she’s back with the company that booted her, England’s Royal Opera at Covent Garden. And she’s singing in the opera from which she was ousted: Ariadne […]

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Soprano Deborah Voigt, who was an impressive Isolde in the Metropolitan Opera’s recent Tristan und Isolde, was booted out of a production once for being too fat. But now she’s back with the company that booted her, England’s Royal Opera at Covent Garden. And she’s singing in the opera from which she was ousted: Ariadne auf Naxos.

She’s more than 100 pounds lighter after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. To read her views about weight, opera, health and the effect of weight reduction on the singing voice, click here and here.

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