The reason for so much bad Verdi is:
1. idea that voices have to be quite heavy to sing Verdi
2. fact that casts are arranged 5 years in advance
3. fact that 5 years of singing that heavy probably will give you a wobble.
I have an identity problem. On the one hand I write about the international world of opera, or at least the parts that reach me. On the other I write about music in Sacramento.