Austria Diva at 95

December 20, 2012 - 3:33 AM
NIn this Aug. 31, 2012 photo provided by the Austrian parliament 95 year-old soprano Hilde Zadek delivers a speech after being awarded with the Great Medal of Honor of the Austrian Republic, at the parliament in Vienna, Austria. For Zadek, the city she once despised as part of Hitler's evil empire has long become a home that she says she would never leave _ and one that is proud to call her own. She has been showered with medals, granted high honorary titles and a singer's competition named after her 13 years ago has turned into an international launching pad for future opera stars. (AP Photo/Parlamentsdirektion/Bildagentur Zolles KG/Jacqueline Godany)