No, not at all.I am of the same mind here vis à vis Conte's surprising positive comments on La Stupenda. Could he be switching to the Stimme camp and forgo Maria? Horrors! :devil:
Firstly, I voted for Callas.
Secondly, it's exactly Sutherland's art that I was impressed with here. She was often a Stimme singer and as this is an intensely emotional aria that sits in between what we think of as soprano and mezzo territory today, I expected Sutherland to leave much to be desired. That isn't the case to my ear, she gives one of her committed performances. Bumbry is the Stimme artist in this contest.