"Mention it to certain opera people, and they turn into rabid dogs," says a somewhat nervous Christine Goerke, who opens Opera Company of Philadelphia's production in the title role tomorrow night. "They can't stop talking about it. It's different from anything I've encountered."
It's not the rabid dogs fault, it's this woman's:
At least la Signora Goerke didn't have to sing Norma at la Scala, like this brave -- bordering on unconscionable -- woman will do next season.
Talk about people with rabies there.
(Urmana photo above via www.violetaurmana.com)