Opera Fan(atic)s: Billie Allen's "Secret Queen"

Growing up in Richmond, Virginia in the 1930s, Billie Allen had a tough time as a self-proclaimed opera buff. All that fell away, though, when she heard one singer in particular who seemed to have "a direct connection with the center of the Earth." See and hear more in this video about Opera Fan(atic) Billie Allen's touching relationship with the arts, opera, and the Met.