School District Honors Famed Soprano Voigt

Internationally renowned soprano Deborah Voigt recently was inducted into the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Hall of Fame.

Voigt, 37, who graduated from El Dorado High School in 1978, has performed with opera greats, including Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

Her performances take her around the world 10 months a year, and during her spare time Voigt introduces music to schoolchildren. Her primary home is in New York City.

Hall of Fame recipients are alumni who serve as role models for students, officials said. Inductees include Janet Evans and Michele Granger, Olympic gold medalists, and screenwriter Elisa Bell. Voigt’s portrait hangs in the district’s board room along with those of other inductees.


Placentia Mayor John Eckenrode said he will propose renaming a city street in honor of Voigt, an honor accorded Evans.

Voigt’s parents attended the ceremony on her behalf because she has been touring in Europe.