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Frederica Von Stade on Her Career, Her Legacy and Her Decision to Retire

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In the music world, there are great singers and there are beloved singers. Mezzo soprano Frederica Von Stade happens to be both.

This Thursday night Von Stade--or "Flicka," as she's known--will retire from the New York stage with a farewell recital at Carnegie Hall. Morning host Jeff Spurgeon talks with Flicka about her career, her legacy and why she is choosing to retire now.