Quebec singer Fumanti still learning about hockey but ready for All-Star game

Fumanti, a soprano with a pop-classical repertoire, will belt out a bilingual version of the Canadian national anthem when the teams face off in Dallas on Wednesday. She says singing at the All-Star game is a huge honour that gives her a chance to express her gratitude to Canada for welcoming her.

Fumanti came to Canada from Italy three years ago and is preparing to launch her second album in March.

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She originally planned to become a lawyer or a nun because she likes helping people, but found her talent as a singer when she joined a church choir in Italy as a youngster.

Fumanti was picked to sing at the All-Star game after record company EMI proposed her to the event’s organizers.