Soprano Deborah Voigt

The "Down-To-Earth Diva" Tells All

Deborah Voigt grew up in Wheeling, Ill., came of age in Southern California, and became a sensation on the operatic stages of the world. But binge eating and weight problems plagued her all her life until an incident involving a little black dress put the issue front and center in headlines all around the world. In her new autobiography, Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva, Voigt recounts the turbulence in her life that contributed to multiple addictions all the while she was becoming an operatic superstar. We hear from her about eating, singing, that little black dress, and the weight loss that changed her life and career.

Watch a video of Voigt confronting the little black dress she couldn't fit into.