|From 1966 to 1969, Ms. Villas sang at the Dunes Hotel. (piotr hawalej/A.P./file 2002)|
Violetta Villas, 73; Polish soprano spurned opera for pop music career
By Monika Scislowska Associated Press / December 10, 2011
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WARSAW - She was a coloratura soprano who spurned opera for popular music, a Polish singer who became a cabaret star in Las Vegas, an artist trapped for years behind the Iron Curtain when she flew home to tend to her dying mother.
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