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28 Oct 2005

Why the fat ladies sing

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-1845621,00.html

Treleaven_Siegfried_Wien_small.jpgWarwick Thompson [Times Online, 28 October 2005]

Singing predisposes the body to put on weight, research suggests

The idea of fat sopranos — and let’s not be sexist, fat tenors as well — has been causing mirth for years. Where else but in opera could you find an athletic young warrior portrayed by a man whose love-handles flew south long ago? Or see a delicate geisha who looks as if she does sumo wrestling?

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