Joyce DiDonato interview: ‘We need music to fill us with courage, not doom’

The Telegraph
by Rupert Christiansen
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The world’s problems are manifold. But, mezzo star Joyce DiDonato tells Rupert Christiansen, if we listen carefully opera can help us solve them

Joyce DiDonato is in her prime. A beautiful, vivacious mezzo-soprano from Kansas City, the 47-year-old has dazzled at the Last Night of the Proms, won a brace of awards for her recordings, enjoyed standing ovations everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Covent Garden and sent critics scrabbling for superlatives. The only way from such an eminence is down, so it’s fortunate that hers is not a head that is easily turned or distracted.

Read the interview via The Telegraph

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  1. Kath Bigland said…

    Just blown away by hearing Joyce DiDonato speaking on Radio 4 (22.11.16) about her singing in a prison in America and the astonishing response she received from her audience. Truly inspiring and wonderful and absolutely nailing the importance of music for healing and bringing peace to our broken world. Food for thought and action.

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