Gert is my new heroine. Well, she has been for a while, but her posts on 'the Warbling Barbie' (TM Gert) have been hilarious to read.
Here and Here.
I have a bit of a phobia about a lot of female opera singers (especially the pseudos) and this eloquently explains it.
I especially like her plug-your-ears recommendation of listening to Everything I Do - aka Quello faro on the KJ website. Just painful to even think about!