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Star Soprano Warns of Rampant Body-Shaming in Opera World

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We tend to think of opera singers as a voluptuous breed: it's not over until the fat lady sings, or so the old saying goes. But as star soprano Lisette Oropesa knows all too well, directors are increasingly pressuring female stars into losing weight. Back in 2005, the Cuban-American singer — sought by some of the world's most prestigious opera houses — weighed 95 kilograms (210 pounds). Now, she weighs just 56. "That's a lot to lose. It took five years to get to this...

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