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- 'Autobahn to Bayreuth' - English soprano sings for Wagner's 200th
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - It's happened very fast for soprano Catherine Foster, who was a midwife before she became a singer and this week will be the first Englishwoman to sing Brunnhilde for Wagner's "Ring" cycle at the Bayreuth Festival, in the composer's 200th birthday year. Foster, a native of the mid-England city of Nottingham who made a drastic career switch in the mid-1990s ...
July 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News