Christopher Lee: 'I Was Given the Gift of an Opera Singer, I Regret Never Becoming One'

Legendary actor shares his musical journey, more inside.

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Acting legend Sir Christopher Lee recently shared the story behind his musical journey, explaining how he had inherited the voice of an opera singer and sharing regrets of never becoming one.

Telling a story of traveling to Stockholm, Sweden, Lee revealed that opera legend Jussi Bjorling had once told him how he clearly possesses the talent and could easily become a top-class opera singer one day.

However, Christopher could not afford to stay in Sweden for such a long time, leaving the full-on singing career an unfulfilled dream.

"It was a great dream of mine, but I never became a singer. And I greatly regret it, because I was given this gift," the 91-year-old actor said.

But looking on where's he's at right now, Lee noted that acting career is working out for him better. "There's no question about it, if I had become an opera singer, I would have probably stopped singing about 20 years ago, I just couldn't have gone on.

"I'm still acting and I just made this album ['Charlemagne: The Omens of Death'], so it's never too late. I'm still acting in films and I'm still using my voice and I am singing," the legend concluded.

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    To be honest, he was given the gift to do whatever tf he wanted. No shame in being an actor.
    Well being in the secret service, killing nazis, being both a wizard and a sith lord, releasing a metal albums(!) on age +90, being knighted etc. is not the worst he could do with his life...
    “I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, but you have elected the way of pain." - Saruman
    Darth Crow
    He certainly has the gift, just listen to his work with Rhapsody. His parts in "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream" are just... just... Christopher Lee