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Fairytale comes true for S.Africa opera star Pretty Yende

She was a black South African girl from the back of beyond who dreamed of singing opera after hearing a British Airways advert on television. Fifteen years later Pretty Yende is one of opera's fastest rising divas, a star of Milan's La Scala, New York's Met and a top billing at London's Covent Garden. The singing "sounded so supernatural I thought it could never be human", Yende said of the "Flower Duet" from Delibes' opera Lakme which was used in the now classic airline advert.
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