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23 Aug 2007

Stressed Opera Singers Turn to Drugs

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Adrianne Pieczonka(Photo: Johannes Ifkovits, Vienna)
By GEORGE JAHN [AP, 22 August 2007]

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Stripping away opera's glamour, singers are increasingly speaking out about a more sordid side of their world - increased drug and alcohol use sparked by relentless pressure to perform often and well.

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