Interlude 2 Dealing with the Diva/Divo
Very strong-minded singers who are not divas or divos exist, of course, and they can express (or argue) their points with equally strong convictions. But the true diva or divo takes her or his opinions and desires for expression as the only way, sometimes in the face of very strong reasons why such ideas are not viable. Their ideas frequently have a ring of unmusicality about them. The problem is sometimes not so much the ideas but the dogmatic way they choose to enforce them over even the most cogent reasons for proving them wrong.