Sopranos: Galatea No Longer

For most of her operatic career, Berlin-born Soprano Anja Silja, 27, got better coverage in German tabloids and picture magazines than in the critical columns. It was easy to see why. Her breezy, bohemian style of life made good copy, especially with photos of her in miniskirt or sleek red Jaguar. Lately, Anja Silja has been making musical headlines as well, and is now hailed as Europe's fastest-rising prima donna.

Last week she rounded off a series of three appearances in a production of La Traviata created for her at the Frankfurt Opera....

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