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A Star Is Reborn: Marquita Lister

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Soprano Marquita Lister didn't let a devastating auto-immune disorder end her opera career.
Devon Cass
Soprano Marquita Lister didn't let a devastating auto-immune disorder end her opera career.

Washington D.C. native and international opera star, Marquita Lister, has performed in the world's great opera houses and has sung "Bess" (in "Porgy and Bess") more than 500 times. In 2006, she became gravely ill, and her meteoric rise was interrupted. But she's worked hard to make a remarkable recovery and now is poised for her come-back. Rebecca Sheir speaks with Lister as she prepares for an upcoming recital benefit for her favorite cause: the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation.

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