Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on the art of being yourself
Would-be opera singers of any voice type -- and hair color -- need to read and take to heart the advice that stellar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato gave on her Web journal to a young singer.
The question that prompted the advice was about, yes, hair color -- whether a blond mezzo can have more fun, or ...
find career options limited.
DiDonato uses the occasion to discuss all the truly important stuff of being a vocal artist, and she does so with rare grace, insight and charm. I can't remember the last time I found so much wisdom packed into a Web page (except, of course, for the last time I pontificated on some weighty subject).
"A letter from the heart, to you wonderful, aspiring young artists out there!" is fabulous stuff that will no doubt be flying all across the cybersphere for a long time. It's a keeper.PHOTO BY SHEILA ROCK