Words cannot do the cycle justice. Great Performances at the Met. Posted by MHBD at 2: Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Quantity: But on her new recital disc Ms DiDonato delves deeper to bring to life the music of composers who have effectively been forgotten for centuries. Rene de la Garza.

Of the three, it was Matthew Rose who proved the strongest man in the cast not only for the quality and assuredness of his singing, but for his ability to portray the conflict within the character itself. Similarly, the Oberto of Anna Devin was superb. Handling time Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. However they provided more than able support. Ms DiDonato scaled down her voice accordingly but not the emotional temperature. Needless to say, as Alcina she was vocally superb — flawless even— and musically intuitive. Hopefully this production will be best remembered for the quality of the singing and the interaction between the main protagonists rather than the — at times questionable — production. I cannot believe there was a dry eye in the house when this aria was first performed.

Like Ms DiDonato her total commitment not only to the role, but when singing Handel — and indeed in general — makes for an incredibly special performance. There ddonato a heartrending frailty to Si, son quella! Without a doubt Ms DiDonato is the leading mezzo soprano performing today.

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Acrylics are very hard to photograph – if you use the flash, all you get are reflections – if you don’t use the flash, it’s all a bit dull. How lucky am I?? It has become a favourite. But above dironato Joyce DiDonato also discussed the importance of taking risks.


And both Ben Johnson as Oronte and Wojtek Gierlach as Melisso breathed new life into their arias — which compared to those of the other cast members — can often seem lackluster.

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After the Handel the passacaglia from Radamisto was a very welcome orchestral interlude. Sunday, March 24, Green Draama. Don Giovanni is one of my favourite operas of all time. Elegantly supported by the orchestra Ms DiDonato finally delivered the trademarks of her singing — a rich and resonant mezzo soprano voice, beautifully controlled dynamic and colouring and the most delicately spun filigree vocal line. Do you know what they’re called? Newer Posts Older Posts Home.

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I’m not sure draka to my taste. Listening to her talk through the music of those students lucky enough to be on stage with her, to literally feel her enthusiasm and to dixonato the difference that she made to their performances was incredible.

No wonder the King and censors were perturbed by this opera. The box I have is a set of 10 but I have seen on Cheap Joes that there are lovely greens and blues in the set of 15, and plenty more hues in the set of – it’s pricey, though, so I don’t think I’ll be getting that one unless I become very rich!


If you know, leave a comment! I was fortunate to bag tickets for Farinelli at the Sam Wanamaker Diodnato. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. And he was able to shade his voice most elegantly, with an acute sense of dynamic control.

I cannot believe there was a dry eye in the house when this aria was first performed. In this aria, in which Mary forgives Queen Elizabeth for sending her to her execution, Ms. Trusted seller, fast shipping, and easy returns.


But I do think it would have been just as much of a success if it had been performed in concert and the production itself had been shelved. When I added the blue green, the brown provided a lovely dark foundation for it. This site uses cookies. DiDonato really can switch from the smoothest legato singing — always beautifully and tastefully embellished — and the most ferocious coloratura with pinpoint accuracy.

And coupled with sueens is a musical intelligence that enables her to create a character that is fully fleshed out. Wednesday, March 06, The Bruges Skyline – 3.

Well, for the most part. It was such a joy to start this tour at the seattlesymphony and to bring our songs to you!