Posted at 8:15 AM on May 1, 2013
by John Birge
Reading her obituary today, I'm reminded that Deanna Durbin was such a gifted singer that her career was being followed by the Metropolitan Opera. But Hollywood got her first.
The Met would never have allowed a soprano to sing Puccini's famous tenor aria "Nessun dorma," but Hollywood did. And Deanna Durbin did a fabulous job of it in a 1943 movie called "His Butler's Sister":
Only one word to describe that voice... awesome.