You must have a big voice to sing Wagner. My favorite role of 'Brunnhilde' in Wagner's is Gotterdammerung' is a very exacting one. Yet- when I am back in my dressing room after I have finished singing, there is nothing I enjoy more than lighting up a lucky. It is a light smoke- so smooth- so gentle- that it does not irritate my throat in the least.
Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence (1907-1979) claims that her operatic roles require “a big voice” but after a performance “there is nothing I enjoy more than lighting up a Lucky.” Lawrence began her career abroad, but made a smashing debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1935 for her role in “Gotterdammerung,” mentioned in this ad. She explains that she can smoke Luckies without worrying about her voice, because “it is a light smoke—so gentle—so smooth—that it does not irritate my throat in the least.” This ad and the others in the Metropolitan Opera series of Lucky Strike ads lead consumers to believe that opera singers are puffing on cigarettes between acts while maintaining perfect voices. Lawrence passed away from heart failure at the age of 71.
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