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  • La marquise de Merteuil: Operaasport – thanks for your opinion which has shed alot of light on La... 11:40 AM
  • Grane: If that’s the one that was televised, I remember thinking Pavarotti looked like a cadaver next... 11:38 AM
  • quoth the maven: The pun? Oh that’s right, she’s black! And you said “whitewashed .”... 11:36 AM
  • alejandro: I just read Taylor Swift may be playing Joni Mitchell in a biopic. It’s killed my buzz... 11:36 AM
  • pavel: One definition of a tragedy is “A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought... 11:33 AM
  • alejandro: This is true, but Hollywood doesn’t know what to do with much. I am not sure how Davis and... 11:31 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: La Battle – who is a real guilty pleasure of mine – was the last of the... 11:29 AM
  • operaassport: She sounds like a bath towel! 11:22 AM
  • operaassport: Tragedy? The Holocaust was a tragedy. Battle was just a train wreck. She was more than just... 11:22 AM
  • operaassport: The reality is that Hollywood doesn’t know what to do with serious black actresses.... 11:19 AM

The sun also rises

If you’re the sort who prefers his diva to be an unapproachable sphinx prone to infuriating cancellations while radiating ennui, I suspect that the sunny, hard-working, grateful persona of American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will not appeal to you at all. Yet she is surely one of today’s top divas as witnessed at Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon at the rapturously received final stop of her recent concert tour celebrating the release of her latest CD on Virgin Classics, the wittily named Drama Queens.   Read more »