Giacomelli , Sposa, son disprezzata. Every early music festival these days needs one or more star countertenors in their programme. It has been five years since mezzo Joyce DiDonato last sang in Amsterdam. Share your favorite track! Monteverdi , L’incoronazione di Poppea: View all articles by William V. Nov 14, Drama Queens No Comments.

It was such a joy to start this tour at the seattlesymphony and to bring our songs to you! Happy to dazzle whenever possible!!! DiDonato deserves every word of praise, and more. Giacomelli , Sposa, son disprezzata. The Baroque drama queen apologises for nothing, hides nothing unless it serves her purpose, of course , lays herself bare without filter, and through glorious, magisterial vocal music gives us permission to dare to do the same. With Dmitry Sinkovsky leading on violin, Il Complesso Barocco offered several instrumental interludes — during some of which Di Donato remained seated onstage like a monarch serenaded by court musicians. Although some arias on the program are familiar to New York audiences , few are associated with DiDonato.

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Yet more ravishing in her gown, now transformed into carnsgie full-skirted crinoline dress, DiDonato dedicated the second half of her recital to royal arias by Hasse, Porta and Handel. Nov 14, Drama Queens No Comments Foreword by Joyce DiDonato We singers tend to boast that our careers offer the best form of psychotherapy in existence, for we are allowed to work out the bulk of our inner demons courtesy of the larger-than-life drama queens we encounter on the stage — those divine ladies who weep and love, moan and avenge more grandly and stylishly than in any other art form.

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Whether her queens and princesses came across as bitter abandoned wives or hopeful enamored lovers, DiDonato used her richly expressive vocal coloring to portray her heroines not only as women of money and power, but also and most importantly as human beings, affected by strong emotions. Accompanied by acclaimed fifteen-member period orchestra Il Complesso Barocco, under the direction of fiercely expressive first violin Dmitri Sinkovsky, DiDonato offered a performance of superb singing and breathtaking dramatic contrasts.

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DiDonato deserves every word of praise, and more. Nov 5, Drama Queens No Comments.

The men of the ensemble wore red socks to match her gown. In those five years, she won an Emmy Award, headed the cast of countless productions at the Met and Covent Garden, and has been recognized as one of the greatest opera singers of our time by the press and aficionados alike.

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Other works performed here are unfamiliar qufens almost everybody. The Baroque drama queen apologises for nothing, hides nothing unless it serves her purpose, of courselays herself bare without filter, and through glorious, magisterial vocal music gives us permission to dare to do dama same. Nov 12, Drama Queens 2 Comments. With typical unpretentiousness, she announced from the stage that, for her encores, she would dispense with the usual exits and reentrances: Using her encores as a possibility to unwind and add more of her personality to the performance, this Queen of Opera had gall time of her life as she danced to the melodious Baroque music, thus proving, once and for all, that the best part of being a queen is the joy of being a human.

GiacomelliSposa, son disprezzata. One of the players: More than a drama queen: How to add your events to Bachtrack. When on Sunday afternoon Joyce DiDonato came onstage at Carnegie Hall, the savvy New York audience gave her a truly royal reception by welcoming her with a long ovation. Di Donato has been developing this program for two years, working closely with Il Complesso Baroccowith whom she has enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration.

Posted on Sunday 02 December at Both are sensational, bravura displays of passion, and they seem destined to join the concert repertory of other singers — provided any can be found who are capable of the virtuosity required. HasseAntonio e Cleopatra: Nov 13, Drama Queens No Comments. Karina Canellakis on her journey to the podium.

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Brilla nell’ alma un non inteso ancor. There qheens always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover. She has launched a Live Opera for Seniors series, allowing her low-income students to study and attend free.

Joyce Di Donato: “Drama Queens”

HandelAlessandro, HWV ScarlattiTolomeo et Alessandro: By Raisa Massuda21 November Nov 14, Drama Queens No Comments. From Disqus user Toni Goldfarb What a joyous evening it was! Nov 24, Drama Queens No Comments.

We singers tend to boast that our careers offer the best form of psychotherapy in existence, for we are allowed to work out the bulk of our inner demons courtesy of the larger-than-life drama queens we encounter on the stage — those divine ladies who weep and love, moan and avenge more grandly and hqll than in any other art form. Alan CurtisConductor.

New York, Carnegie Hall. It was a touching moment when an overwhelmed Joyce DiDonato re-entered the stage after her fourth encore and covered her face with her hands for a few moments, not sure what to do in response to the unceasing applause. Nov 10, Drama Queens No Comments. New York, 18 November Having followed the career of mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato almost from the moment she left the young artist program of Houston Grand Opera, and having heard her on stages from San Francisco to Barcelona, from New York to Paris, in repertory boldly spanning Baroque and bel canto, Richard Strauss and Jake Heggie, this writer never suspected that she lacked anything in confidence.

Raisa is the author of a music and opera blog called Mandolin Vision. Although some arias on the program are familiar to New York audiencesfew are didonwto with DiDonato.