Feb 22, 2023·edited Feb 24, 2023Liked by Franklin Einspruch

From my Department of Skills:

Montserrat Caballé singing the "Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma in a LIVE 1974 performance (ignore the Spanish subtitles and just focus on the magnificent Caballé):


Caballé, by the way, was a friend of Freddie Mercury, and they even worked together.

See https://bit.ly/3IxmUu5

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This is why a diva gets to act like a diva, and why so many would-be divas are just deluded wannabes. The term, alas, is now used so indiscriminately that it is practically meaningless.

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