The role, as we all know, is unsingable, and so unsing it he did.
But is that my favorite line from my favorite My Favorite Intermissions? Or is it, re: Debbie Voigt,
No, the top is not the same shiny thing it used to be, but neither is the statue of liberty and we still like her.
In any case, I quote both of those one-liners like thrice daily. Informed, discerning, funny, self-effacing, Maury is truckloads of the very best that opera criticism has to offer. Happy D'Anniversary!