That’s the claim for Catherine Foster made by Mike Roddy in a Reuters dispatch, and he usually does his homework.
Can anyone think of another English Brünnhilde at Bayreuth? Or explain how the chauvinist UK press has missed this golden feature opportunity?
Ms Foster is a former NHS midwife who, had things turned out differently, could have been performing this week at the royal birth. Instead, she will be letting rip at the little old house on the green hill.