Joyce DiDonato – Diva/Divo

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Published on June 07, 2011 with No Comments

We are happy to share these fun video’s from Joyce DiDonato about her CD Diva/Divo. Joyce is superb singing as the beautiful Diva or the male version the Divo.

Diva/Divo Trailer

Diva/Divo Trailer

Pants role are  roles in which a female singer appears in male clothing and portrays a male. For example young page Cherubino from La nozze di Figaro – by W.A. Mozart. Cherubino is meant to be sung by a female singer, mezzosoprano or soprano.

Diva/Divo Underground Trailer

Diva/Divo Underground Trailer

About Joyce-

A mezzo cast in milk chocolate, so smooth and agile that it can reach up to a diamond-bright soprano as well as sink to a rich, chesty alto. And then there is the instinctive charisma: she is always engaging … and always intelligently shaping the verse and text.” – The Times


Joyce DiDonato - Diva/Divo

Joyce DiDonato - Diva/Divo

About the CD-

Diva/Divo – Joyce DiDonato celebrates the rich dramatic variety of the mezzo-soprano voice in this collection of arias for different characters – of both sexes – from a single opera, or from different operatic treatments of the same story.

Track listing:
1.   “Je suis gris!” (Chérubin) from Massenet’s Chérubin (1905)
2.   “Giunse alfin il momento…” (Susanna) from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (1786)
3.   “Deh, vieni, non tardar” (Susanna) from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro(1786)
4.   “Se mai senti spirarti sul volto” (Sesto) from Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito (1752)
5.   “Ecco il punto, o Vitellia…” (Vitellia) from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (1791)
6.   “Non più di fiori” (Vitellia) from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (1791)
7.   “Voi che sapete” (Cherubino) from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro(1786)
8.   “Contro un cor” (Rosina) from Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
9.   “Faites-lui mes aveux” (Siébel) from Gounod’s Faust (1859)
10. “D’amour l’ardente flame” (Marguerite) from Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust (1846)
11. “Premiers transports que nul n’oublie” from Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (1839)
12. “Ascolta! Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio… La tremenda ultrice spada” (Romeo) from Bellini’s I Capuleti e i
Montecchi (1830)
13. “Allez, laissez-moi seul… Coeur sans amour, printemps sans roses” (Le Prince Charmand) from
Massenet’s Cendrillon (1899)
14. “Nacqui all’affanno” (Cenerentola) from Rossini’s La Cenerentola(1817)
15. “O frêle corps… Chère Cypris” (Ariane) from Massenet’s Ariane(1906)
16. “Seien wir wieder gut!” (Komponist) from Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (1916)

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra National de Lyon / Kazushi Ono
Alan Woodbridge, chorus master
with Edgaras Montvidas, tenor; Nabil Suliman, baritone; Elena Semenova, soprano; Pascale Obrecht, mezzo-soprano; Paolo Stupenengo, bass


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