Joie de Vivre Diva

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…

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"