Maybe it’s just that it’s in MY range so I don’t think it’s hard? (That’s probably it.) The range is definitely one of the things that makes it hard, I agree, not just the notes, but also the emotions that have to be conveyed. So much of the chatter I’d read/heard before made me think it was something along the lines of Brunnhilde or Manon (in the opera)—I mean, hours and hours of really hard, punishing vocal dynamics. And I didn’t think that was the case, but I think it’s a subjective thing based on the singer’s comfort level and personal range.