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The Jewish Diva Who Won Over Vienna's Ex-Nazis
"It was 1947 in post-war Vienna, and Hilde Zadek remembers taking a deep breath behind the curtain. A rookie on her first opera gig, she was about to sing the prestigious role of Aida for an audience full of particularly harsh critics - whistle-packing Nazis she says were determined to show 'that Jew from Palestine' she was not welcome at one of the world's greatest opera houses." AP 12/20/12
Posted December 21, 2012 12:45 AM




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