IT'S OFFICIAL! After an online poll by The Mad Scene (http://themadscene.athenarts.com/), Singapore's premier opera blog, Singapore's top soprano Nancy Yuen has been christened LA YUEN.
This title is appropriately in Chinese, which celebrates the roundness of her tone (besides being her surname), although some have less kindly made references to body habitus (La Rotunda and La Ovale were not among the nominations). It was a closely contested poll, with La YUEN besting La Appasionata Voce (ungrammatical Italian) and La Boomza (Bimbotian).
So you have it: the soprano who will sing Mimi in Singapore Lyric Opera's production of La Bohème next week is LA YUEN!