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[on switching from light coloratura roles:] It's the same direction, it's just getting into deeper water. I wanted to put it off as long as possible. I kept saying, and it's been quoted so many times, I didn't want to do "Normina. I wanted to do Norma. And Leonora. I didn't want to sound like a soubrette trying to do these things. I've done things like Il Corsaro and La Battaglia di Legnano very ...
Her opera-season training regimen is to drink three litres of water a day, watch her salt intake, and abstain from wine.