Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" guaranteed to enchant
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces in Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” and present a showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands.
DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot.
“Joyce DiDonato emerges triumphant. It doesn’t take much courage to tell the listening public that DiDonato is among the world’s greatest singing actors of any voice type; on Monday she was beyond perfect...a performance that may ultimately stand as a high point in her already lofty career... her tone was pure honey, her coloratura effortlessly fluttering, her ornamentation fearless.” (NY Classical Review)
MET Live: “La Donna del Lago”
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