by Jenna Douglas
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Within the competitive industry of opera singers, full of high standards and aspirations of pitch-perfection, why is it that we have such unashamed love for history’s most famous terrible singer?

The story Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944), American socialite and lover of music, has been the source of plays like the Edinburgh Fringe’s Viva La Diva, and the award-winning Glorious!, which hit London’s West End in 2005; now, opera fans are beyond excited about drooling over the upcoming documentary, The Florence Foster Jenkins Story, featuring star mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato as Jenkins. “If I could say one thing to Florence Foster Jenkins,” says Di Donato, “I think I would say, ‘you go, girl’.”

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