On Wednesday, April 1, BLO is presenting a 6:00pm discussion on this topic in conjunction with the Boston Public Library (at the library...and free!), titled Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies. Some of the opera's leading ladies (sung by Chelsea Basler, Heather Gallagher, and Meredith Hansen) will join guests from the New England Foundation for Psychoanalysis for musical analysis and, I guess, a little therapy.
Here follows some uninhibited clinical testimony from the ladies themselves.
Subject # 1: Donna Elvira (erotomania?)
Subject # 2: Donna Anna (frigidity?)
Subject # 3: Zerlina (masochism?)