Fierce in War, dazzling in Peace: Joyce DiDonato at the Concertgebouw

Handel/Purcell/Leo/Jommelli/Gesualdo/Pärt: Joyce DiDonato/Il Pomo D’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev

Concertgebouw, 19th November 2016

SarahBernhardtCleopatra

Actress Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra, 1891 

Many opera singers are careful to maintain an air of political neutrality. Not so mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is outspoken about causes she holds dear. Her latest project, a very personal response to the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, puts her audience through the emotional wringer, but also showers them with musical rewards.

Full review on Opera Today.

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