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Joyce DiDonato – fascinating “Drama Queen” in concert in Paris

PARIS: Joyce DiDOnato, Drama Queens

Joyce DiDonato  mezzo-soprano, Il Complesso Barocco, Dmitry Sinkovsky  first violon and direction

A concert in the “Les Grandes Voix” seria.

Drama Queens
Review by Henning Høholt
PARIS:  Presenting Airs by Händel, Gluck, Monteverdi, Hasse, Haydn, Giacomelli
. Review by Henning Høholt PARIS: The international and outstanding mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, together with Il Complesso Barocco splendid led by the brilliant first violinist and conductor Dmitry Sinkovsky presented at Théâtre des Champs Élysées the brilliant program:
Starting with Cesti: Orontea, « Intorno all’idol mio » (Orontea, Reine d’Egypte). ScarlattiTolomeo ed Alessandro, Sinfonia

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.  MonteverdiL’Incoronazione di Poppea, « Disprezzata regina » (Ottavia, Impératrice de Rome). GiacomelliMerope, « Sposa, son disprezzata » (Irene, Princesse de Trébizonde). VivaldiConcerto pour violon et cordes RV 242 « pour Pisendel ». OrlandiniBerenice, « Da torbida procella » (Berenice, Reine de Palestine). HasseAntonio e Cleopatra, « Morte col fiero aspetto » (Cleopatra, Reine d’Egypte). HaendelGiulio Cesare, « Piangero la sorte mia » (Cleopatra, Reine d’Egypte) Radamisto, Passacaglia. PortaIfigenia in Aulide, « Madre diletta, abbracciami » (Iphigenia, Princesse de Mycénée). GluckArmide, Musique de ballet : Air gracieux, Air sicilien. HaendelAlessandro, « Brilla nell’alma » (Rossana, Princesse de Perse).

Joyce DiDOnato, Drama Queens

It became a fascinating meeting with an outstanding soloist and ensemble of highest possible quality. I have enjoyed the famouse Cecilia Bartoly several times, with great pleasure. Joyce DiDonato represents the new generation, and i am proud to say that DiDonato  is even better.
She is a fresh young woman with a beautiful, amazing and fascinating voice, it seems with absolutely no problems anywhere.
For a stage performance, DiDonato too have the understanding of how importent it is to be visual entertaining, but still in a very high class.
Her wonderful outfit for the  DRAMA QUEENS evening a dramatic red (chinese silk?) outfit, whit could be changed in at least four variations by using a large schale, adding long arms with a tip on the shoulders and adding Marie Antoinette hips, was a pleasant dream
. With matching colour lipstick. Still that it looked difficult for her to walk on the too highhealed shoes. – Which reminds me of the late star soprano Ingrid Bjoner, who allways told that “good shoes is of the greatest importence”. A small detail in the orchestra outfit was the red socks for the male musicians!!!

Joyce DiDOnato, Drama Queens CD on Virgin

Her charming small concersation in French was good, and generously whe and the ensemble gave a lot of encores, so the concert became much longer than planed
. The audience loved her and her ensemble. Dmitry Sinkovsky played virtuosely the solopart in the Vivaldi Concerto pour violon et cordes RV 242 « pour Pisendel », in addition to several smal soloparts.
I was furthermore very pleased to enjoy the deliciouse baroque sound in the orchestra,

Il Complesso Barocco –

Founded in Amsterdam in 1979 by Alan Curtis

which with patience and a lot of beautiful feeling in the slow and rubato parts, and some times very flying (but well controled)  tempi in the faster parts.  A good solocello was also a plus, and the bassoon following the bass, gave a good basic

Les Grandes Voix can be very proud of this concert.

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