Connie Fisher forced to quit Maria role because she no longer has vocal range necessary

Connie Fisher forced to quit Maria role because she no longer has vocal range necessary

Connie Fisher forced to quit Maria role because she no longer has vocal range necessary

7:00 PM on 9th August 2011

Forced to quit: Connie Fisher has quit the role of Maria in The Sound Of Music because of problems with her voice

Forced to quit: Connie Fisher has quit the role of Maria in The Sound Of Music because of problems with her voice

Limited vocal range: The actress, who found fame after winning a BBC talent contest, said she has suffered a throat infection which has changed her voice

Limited vocal range: The actress, who found fame after winning a BBC talent contest, said she has suffered a throat infection which has changed her voice

Damage: Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the 1965 movie, had voice damage after undergoing a throat operation in 1997

Damage: Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the 1965 movie, had voice damage after undergoing a throat operation in 1997

Talented: Connie seen behind Graham Norton on the left won the show How to Solve A Problem Like Maria in 2006

Talented: Connie seen behind Graham Norton on the left won the show How to Solve A Problem Like Maria in 2006