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Prima Donna Autentica

Anna Caterina Antonacci's powerful performances have made her one of opera's most admired sopranos, but the singular nature of her repertory makes her almost impossible to classify. JESSICA DUCHEN reports.

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Portrait photographed by Pierre Mandereau
Makeup and hair by Cyril Desmon / clothes styling by Adjara / dress by Valeria Paris
© Pierre Mandereau 2001
It's a cold, wet night in south London, and I am sitting in a pub with Anna Caterina Antonacci. Strange to interview one of today's greatest Italian singers surrounded by fruit machines, a darts board...

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