The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was 'educated' about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is ... the program is still available on catch-up for a month.
The program features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings of her voice:
1. George Frideric Handel Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo
Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Pomo d'Oro. Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev.
video Joyce DiDonato 'Lascia ch’io pianga' Handel Rinaldo
Joyce sings this sublime piece in beautiful surroundings and with an amazing chamber accompaniment.
This is the most beautiful voice I've heard in a while.
My favourite recording:
In War & Peace.Joyce's ambitious project.
Joyce DiDonato brings out every ounce of musicality in her performance. Plus, her voice is pure and focused in the Baroque style , without undue vibrato or scooping. I am sending this link to several other music lovers.
"Several?!" Send this to the world ...
All 3 are published by Erato 1 , not to be confused with erratum (a printing error)!
tags: female vocals, music, soprano, video