Butcher Gave Emmy Rossum Free Hot Dogs For Hitting The Right Notes

1/7/2012 5:15pm EST

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum sang for her supper when she was a youngster - butchers gave her free hot dogs if she showed off her opera skills.
The star was a member of New York's Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, and her wide-ranging vocals were a hit with locals.
She explains, "When I was training at the opera, I started when I was seven or eight for the children's chorus, and they used to teach us all these arias...

"My route when I would walk home from opera practice was past this butcher, so I would stop at the butchers and if I could sing them an aria they would give me a hot dog."

Emmy Rossum

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