ACA talks to the Times of London:
It was only in recent years that she says she has really hit her stride — thanks to her late singing teacher, Alain Billard. “He helped me to discover other roles, Gluck, for example, and Cherubini’s Medea, which before I could not even think about singing because of the range.”
And by the way, since la Scala is casting Carmen for this coming Dec. 7 season opener you know who we'd like to see, and who's be totally worth the obscene cost of Scala tickets?
Yeah, Anna Cate. She'd make it worth our while.