DiDonato At The Peak Of Her Powers

If you don’t believe what I’ve been telling you for the past two years — that Joyce DiDonato is fully in her prime — just read what veteran opera critic Rupert Christiansen has written about her latest outing, in London: ‘Joyce DiDonato’s performance as Donizetti’s “Mary Queen of Scots” leaves one bereft of adequate superlatives. So let me just start by claiming that bel canto of this quality has not been heard at Covent Garden for more than a generation and that on the strength of this night alone, her name should rank in the operatic pantheon alongside the greatest legends of the past.’

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