Norma at San Francisco Opera

October 10, 2014 6:51 PM

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Call me Norma. I am a Druidic priestess and I have a tool shed. My toolshed is in the Druidic barn (did we have barns back in ancient Gaul? never mind) and that's where I keep the kids I bore Pollione, our Roman enemy. You could wonder about such a hiding place inside the barn, but it's worked for years, nobody noticed because my tribesmen are busy around the clock opening and closing the barn door, so a lot of stuff goes unnoticed. Thank Goddess (oops, little blunder!) -- I have to say thank God, as papa Oroveso and I, we worship a bull with a big horn -- a horn which my men keep raising and lowering (and you know what that means).

I still sing my famous "Casta Diva" to the Goddess of the Moon but don't expect to see much of that "chaste" Druidic moon. The barn door has its stingyness. It only lets you peek at tree trunks and tree stumps outside while it opens and closes, so you have to make do with me, the unchaste diva in th...

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