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Hitting the right note: South African soprano Pretty Yende comes home

11 October 2013 Last updated at 01:42 BST

South African opera star Pretty Yende has made a remarkable journey from her home town of Mpumalanga to La Scala in Milan.

The soprano fell in love with opera after hearing it on a television advert, and has gone on to sing with some of the biggest names in classical music.

Milton Nkosi was granted a rare interview as she returned to South Africa to perform.

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