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Opera Star Returns to UB

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – Soprano Laura Aiken's repertoire spans everything from baroque to Boulez. The opera star has performed more than 300 times and is a regular guest at the world's leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala. Aiken has even sung for the Pope. But at one time, the Clarence native and UB graduate was reluctant to leave home.

The world renowned opera singer performs at 8:00 PM Wednesday in UB's Slee Hall. WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with Aiken about her early trepidations and her tremendous success.

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