Funny that it’s always the guy who always seem to get the encore in opera performances — at least, as far as arias (as opposed to duets and ensembles) are concerned. La Scala recently encored the Act Two soprano/baritone duet from RIGOLETTO, and many years ago in Joan Sutherland's early days of stardom at Covent Garden, she and her five colleagues had to encore the sextet at a LUCIA performance. But a female *solo* being encored in opera? I just can't remember any mention of one!!