Deborah Voigt: This is gonna hurt my parents

Deborah Voigt: This is gonna hurt my parents


norman lebrecht

January 27, 2015

The US soprano rocket-launched her fat-booze-and-men book today with a blitz of TV and press interviews.

The phrase that caught our eye was the headline grab above. If it’s going to hurt the people you love, why do it?

call me debbie


  • Anon says:

    Perhaps because talking about these things can help others struggling – the net benefit to them may be greater than the jury caused to her parents, perhaps.

  • CDH says:

    Well, she is being punished for all her transgressions if she has to be interviewed by shallow creatures like that.

  • RW2013 says:

    Her parents should be punished for letting her say “gonna”.

  • John says:

    A bit of slut-shaming here?

  • Una says:

    Not sure what to think, but the British cynic that I am at times makes me feel there’s more money in the bank for confession time, and it’s all a bit too much in your face from America, and they’ll love the book and buy it … I feel quite uncomfortable about this book … but then perhaps there are far more opera singers on drink and drugs than we know, and she’s opening up a can of worms … no idea.

  • Dave T says:

    That’s some wallpaper (0:44)!

  • noochinator says:

    Does anyone know who Mezzo X is? I figure that Mezzo Y is Petra Lang.