Joyce DiDonato takes on the exuberant personalities of opera's numerous drama queens.
Opera is a genre prone to histrionics, audacity, tragic gestures and fainting fits. Joyce DiDonato takes these outsized personalities and weaves them into a unique theme concert dedicated to the "Drama Queens", operatic leading ladies whose hectic lives would make the diva of any mid-afternoon television series turn pale. Berenice, Orontea, Semiramide, Ifigenia, Armida and Cleopatra: femmes fatales or sacrificial virgins, haughty and impervious to love or victims of unbridled passion, but invariably bigger than life, like some Douglas Sirk melodrama. Such an impressive cast guarantees an inimitable concert by an inimitable mezzo.
Experience "Drama Queens" in High Definition Sound on iTunes as a special free gift.
Enjoy experiencing Drama Queens live? Looking forward to attending the concert soon? iTunes, EMI Classics and Joyce DiDonato present the first track on Joyce's album "Drama Queens" available now as a free download on iTunes, for a limited time only, here. The offer expires on March 25.
Concert dins del XXXV Festival de Música Antiga de Barcelona