Opera News Awards 2014 – part 1

After London, also New York celebrated the world of opera. On the evening of April 13th, 2014, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and actor David Hyde Pierce presented the 9th Annual Opera News Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. They were joined by a number of presenters – Luca Pisaroni, Susan Graham, Renata Scotto,…

Joyce DiDonato queen of Proms – Joyce DiDonato regina dei Proms

The Last Night of the Proms, the famous summer concert season held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, has always had a special charm. This year, the stars of the concert were two women: Marin Alsop – the first woman conductor at the Proms – and the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who sang arias…

Un abito per due Dive – A dress for two “Dive”

Domanda: possono due super dive del belcanto indossare uno stesso abito? E’ quanto accaduto alla yankee-diva Joyce DiDonato e ad Angela Gheorghiu-star. L’abito da sera in questione è  (quando si dice il caso) quello di cui Lady Maxwell ha scritto qualche giorno fa: lungo, con gonna color perla in chiffon,  corpetto dorato ricamato con motivi a voluta…