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I had seen news reports over the years of a young opera soprano who had undergone a double-lung transplant, shook off her troubles and continued her career. 

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Jarmila Novotna (1907-1994) was a Czech opera singer who made movies with Fred Zinnemann, Montgomery Clift and Mario Lanza. She was a favorite of Arturo Toscanini, who brought her to New York in 1938. Just in time, as “the lights were going off all over Europe.”

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Montserrat Caballe has died, and there are no more grand divas left.

black-and-white photo of soprano Birgit Nilsson in front of a mirror
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Born May 17, 1918, Birgit Nilsson was an extraordinary Swedish soprano.