A Voice Rises: Lauren McQuistin's Triumph
New Haven Independent -

Question: What chance would a girl have who grows up on her family’s sheep farm in Scotland to become an opera singer who dazzles audiences in, among other places, Moscow, Sulmona, Italy, and New Haven, U.S.A.?

Answer: No chance. That is, unless she not only grows into a young woman of natural talent, but along the way demonstrates iron will, embraces risk as necessity, and is open to life-affirming surprise.

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