Thursday, June 5, 2014
JOYCE DIDONATO - HER INSPIRATIONAL ADDRESS TO JUILLIARD'S GRADUATING STUDENTS 2014
Joyce DiDonato is an American lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano and is particularly admired for her interpretations of Handel, Mozart and Rossini. I came across this inspirational speech she delivered to graduating students of Juilliard conservatoire recently. She speaks directly and with great humility when pointing out that choosing a life in the arts is about the 'journey' rather than the 'destination'.
This wonderful singer suffered many many 'NO's' at the start of her career, but continuing the fight to be heard, she is now one of the world's leading mezzo-sopranos. Here she sings, Una Voce Poco Fa from Rossini's Barber of Seville. Such glorious, glorious singing!
Ciao for now