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Appearances to the contrary, Deborah Voigt has not entered into a collaboration with Matthew Barney, or not yet anyway. The above still is from her guest appearance as “the Queen of Sweden” in the online opera series Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser.

One can feel nostalgia for places one has never seen

swedenComposer Lisa Bielawa’s Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser will feature world-renowned opera star Deborah Voigt singing “The Queen of Sweden,” a role created for her in Vireo’s Episode Eleven, “Circus,” to be shot on January 20, 2017 at the 16th Street Oakland Train Station in Oakland, California.

Dacquoise, you come to me with naught save love

not-a-day“But I just go on thinking and sweating / And cursing and crying / And turning and reaching / And baking and icing…”

Fully committed

Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position as a member of the full-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.”

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Misses Lovett

Deborah Voigt has canceled her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Florida Grand Opera.

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Not only with words, but with lively gestures

“I will never sing the role again. It was frightful. We were a set of madwomen…There is nothing beyond Elektra. We have lived and reached the furthest boundaries in dramatic writing for the voice with Wagner. But Richard Strauss goes beyond him. His singing voices are lost. We have come to a full stop.” 

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Well, waste not, want not, as I always say

Delightful, delirious Deborah Voigt trades in her little black dress for a little red apron when she makes her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with Florida Grand Opera in April 2017.

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One night only, one night only, there’s nothing more to say

“The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in ‘Voigt Lessons’ created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM.”

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One Grecian urn

So, in the Michigan Opera Theatre production of The Merry Widow, is Deborah Voigt channeling Joan Sutherland

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When I am down to earth

What does it mean anyway to get to know a diva, and why exactly would we wish to do such a thing?

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