The director David McVicar speaks his mind in a six-minute video.

Yankee Doodle Diva

July 6, 2009

joyce We have appreciated Joyce DiDonato here before, and the American mezzo-soprano daily extends the artistic celebrity that she deservedly enjoys round the world. But, on her country’s Independence Day, she demonstrated for British audiences physical bravery and performance-heroism that recall Greg Louganis’s return from injury to triumph in the 1988 Olympics.

Joyce DiDonato has provided her own account of the evening here, with followups here.

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