Thursday, August 26, 2010

Joyce DiDonato Debuts as Adalgisa

Mezzo Joyce DiDonato made her debut as Adalgisa at the Salzburg Festival on our National Day, 9 August 2010. So how did she fare? Check out these recordings to judge for yourself! Here's Adalgisa's Act 1 arioso followed by the duet between Adalgisa and Pollione (Marcello Giordani):

Her Act 1 confession with Norma. Grubie's (Edita Gruberova) voice sounds a little worn and "pitchy". DiDonato's brilliant high notes suggest that the title role may be a possibility in the distant future:

Part 1 of the Act 2 duet, Deh con te:

Click here for part 2 (link opens on new window)

Click here for part 3 (link opens on new window)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I hope the concert was taped for commercial release. Getting JDD and Grubie together in Bellini's Norma is a treat of epic proportion! Thanks for posting these clips, Steven. :oD


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