What's even more difficult to find than a young soprano with a beautiful voice, an adorable appearance and graceful ways? Easy: a young soprano with a beautiful voice, an adorable appearance and graceful ways who doesn't really take herself as seriously as most of her -- often less talented -- colleagues.
all will be ok, I hope, Juan Diego is here since 23.07, and Kunde is a fantastic Otello! And my soprano leggero (as you say, soubrete, hm...) is in best condition now after all that stress with Operalia and so on.
And Del Monaco is a great director! Allora, ci vediamo a Pesaro.
P.S. Who knows, how sang Colbran???????????? Chi ha ascoltato la sua voce?????
Then the drama llama seems, thankfully, to be headed back to its stable.
And re: Colbran, I'm sure that we can rapidshare old Isabella somehow.
(photo above courtesy of olgaperetyatko.com. photo below Opera Chic fotochop, with the hope that Maestro Rossini's and la signora Isabella's ghosts will forgive us)