Customer Reviews for: Drama Queens / Didonato

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 Brava! April 21, 2013
By Mary Lynn H. (San Antonio, TX) -- See All My Reviews
This is a great disc. Ms. DiDonato may be the best Mezzo in the world. What gems all these arias are. Beautifully sung and beautifully recorded; what more could one ask for? Highly recommend. Report Abuse

 The Reigning Queen March 2, 2013
By Jon P. (Santa Fe, NM) -- See All My Reviews
It's sort of superfluous to write a review of this recording. Joyce DiDonato is well known as at the top of her profession, and this is just one more example. Most of the music is unfamiliar but worth hearing. What more could you ask. Report Abuse

 Fireworks ! December 20, 2012
By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) -- See All My Reviews
Joyce DiDonato is in close competition with Celilia Bartoli in the department of fast, firery and wonderful delivery of this music. Although the title is over stated the recording in not. Each and every selection is a delight and sometime one holds one's breath in the excitement of the moment. Report Abuse

 The American Diva Soars with Fire and Passion December 4, 2012
By Howard Haimes (Arlington, VA) -- See All My Reviews
The American mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato has raised the bar on her accomplishments with this rather unusual CD, entitled Drama Queens. She appears to now be following the genre of pursuing rather unknown and undiscovered music of the Baroque era. This style has been championed by the legendary mezzo, Cecilia Bartoli. In this CD, Joyce shows us her passion, drive and ability to coloratura voice. The recording seems to follow a pattern of interspersing more dramatic and soulful portrayals juxtaposed with fiery runs reminiscent of bel canto or coloratura selections. We had the opportunity to see her in recital in Carnegie Hall wearing the red dress portrayed on the cover art and it was both astonishing and made you feel that she was in fact transported back to the Baroque era. After the recital when she signed autographs, they ran out of CD's since the recital turned out to be a huge success. Both on the CD and in recital, Ms, DiDonato was taking the listener on a musical journey to newly discovered music along with some more familiar Handel selections. This CD is a joy and you need to listen many times over to witness the progression in DoDonato's career to new heights. Starting from a modest background in Prairie Village Kansas, she is now an international superstar elevating the role of mezzo soprano to new dimensions. I recommend this CD without reservation to all fans of opera and recital. The music simply conveys both passion, sorrow and emotion. Report Abuse

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