My interview with the lovely Joyce DiDonato, pink plaster cast and all, is in today's Independent. We talked about how she felt when she broke her leg on stage at the ROH, how she got through the opera and what her new Rossini disc is all about: namely Mrs Rossini, aka Isabella Colbran...
Read the whole thing here. And check out her blog, Yankeediva, where her latest post waxes lyrical about her experience of performing Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust the other night with the LSO & Gergiev.
Last but not least, here she is at the Wigmore Hall paying a little tribute to her Kansas roots in her encore...
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.
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