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02 Oct 2005

Taking a Vacation From Valhalla

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/arts/music/02midg.html

Voigt-Savio1-219_small.jpg[Photo: Photo © Joanne Savio]
By Anne Midgette [NY Times, 2 October 2005]

IT is a measure of how highly prized versatility has become in the vocal world that neither of America's two leading sopranos is clearly identified with a single musical area. Deborah Voigt has laid claim to Wagner and Verdi; Renée Fleming, to roles as disparate as Violetta (Verdi) and Rodelinda (Handel). And both, despite notably different voices, are perhaps best designated "Strauss sopranos": Ms. Voigt for her golden shine, Ms. Fleming for her silvery heights.

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