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Deanna Durbin, Opera Star?

Posted at 8:15 AM on May 1, 2013 by John Birge (1 Comments)


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":

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Only one word to describe that voice... awesome.

Posted by Dave | May 1, 2013 1:24 PM