You hear a singer with her abilities, and you start daydreaming. I heard her as Adalgisa in 2001, and at the time I thought, my gosh, with that upper register she could sing Norma. Pair her with, say, Deborah Voigt or, better, Eva-Marie Westbroek as Adalgisa, and you have heaven.
And if you have a chance to see her debut as Ortrud in LA Opera's upcoming Lohengrin, well, please do and let me know how it is. I have no idea why she's waited this long to try Wagner on for size, considering how well-equipped she is for his mezzo and crossover roles.