She also said that the idea of singing to Troy is great and it will definitely grow into something very nice. He will most likely develop the sense of harmony pretty early.
In addition to all that she complimented me on singing this aria. She said that the way I sing it (very softly) I actually get to pull it off and all the complexities sound nice and (almost effortless!!!).
It means the world for me, because mom has always been my toughtest critic (as well as best friend), so she would never say I do something nice unless I really did.
By the way, the painting above is the nicest illustration to Tancredi, painted by Nicholas Poussin, where you can see heroic Erminia cutting off her hair to stanch Tancred's bleeding.