Larger and more fun

“… Netrebko is the larger presence. She has an earthiness and impishness — a daredeviltry — that may prevent her from ever attaining the kind of rarefied, disembodied sainthood that has been awarded, for example, to the American sopranos Renée Fleming and Dawn Upshaw but that also makes her more fun to watch.” Charles McGrath writes a gazillion words or so about “A New Kind of Diva” in this weekend’s Sunday Times magazine.

In other news, Renée Fleming is still not singing Norma.

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