“DiDonato chose to sing this concert piece as though it were an operatic role, and her magnificent, embodied portrayal of a queen facing death began from the orchestra’s first notes. Her English horn of a mezzo evoked textures from rose petals to titanium.”


“[DiDonato] exploded with drama from the very first notes. That is always inherent in the sheer sound of her voice, the scope and power of which are exciting on their own. But her commitment to telling the story of the song was complete and intensely felt.”

New York Classical Review