I came aross this little nugget while looking at "Germany's Top Five" in Deutsche Welle:
"Discover the world of Nico in a new opera premiering in Dresden, 'Nico - Sphinx on Ice.' Based on a book by Werner Fritsch, the show details the life of pop star Nico. Born Christa Päffge, Nico was one of the most colourful postwar characters, modeling for Coco Chanel, acting in Frederico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, hanging around with Andy Warhol and singing with Lou Reed in the Velvet Underground. The production, at the Semper Opera, also doesn't exclude her love for Jim Morrison, as it has her review her own life."
Now the question is: Where do you find an opera singer willing to sing like Nico?