Fame, Addiction, Opera

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In <em>Call Me Debbie</em> Voigt writes about "The role of my career; the fearless Brünnhilde in Die Walküre (with Bryn Terfel) in spring 2011."

Opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her private battles, to overcome addiction and self-destructive tendencies, in her memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. For the first time, she talks about the events that led to her dangerous gastric bypass surgery in 2004 and its shocking aftermath: her substantial weight loss as well as her severe alcoholism, all-night blackouts, and suicide attempts.