Now, Angela has some redeeming qualities: one could excuse her for her behavior; being diva in the truest operatic sense of the word, that's her job after all. Plus, she brings excitement to a performance well before a single note is sung, which is good in the accounting department. It does not hurt that she can display major cleavage very convincingly. And: she can sing.

Pictures of Angela Gheorghiu, above, Anna Christy and Gerard Powers, and Misha Didyk below, by Terrence McCarthy, SF opera.