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I had had it. I went back to school, and that was that. 'No great loss,' I said to myself. 'I have half a brain. It's a total waste of a brain to be a singer.'" [But after graduating cum laude with a B.A. degree in French literature from Yale University in 1974, she determined to be a professional singer after all:] No one wanted to know my name. I was down to my last $50. That's when I decided I...
insisted that she sing the role of Gilda in "Rigoletto," in its November, 1989, Metropolitan Opera performance, while he sang as the Duke of Mantua. June Anderson said in a 1989 New York Times interview, "You have small-voiced sopranos chirp 'Caro nome' and then they can't be heard. Besides, how many times can you say no to the Met? Their past offers have been either for ...