As Lorna says, Kevin, the only definitive replies to your questions will be from Barbara herself. Meanwhile, some of the rest of us who hang around in these parts would give our eye-teeth to be capable of singing the part of Rinuccio in GS. Ah, "Firenze come un albero fiorito..."

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