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Joyce DiDonato: ‘I'm trying to balance activism and joy'

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

The celebrated American mezzo-soprano on abandoning her first vocation for 'the dark side', the genius of Handel - and channelling House of Cards for her latest, ruthless role
Standing alone under the glass-and-iron canopy of the Royal Opera House's Paul Hamlyn Hall, the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is in full dramatic flight: winking, grinning, pouting, flirting, twirling, giggling. It's a lesson for the photo-phobic: always give your all, even to an inanimate camera lens. The Observer 's photographer makes one last request and it doesn't sound simple: would she lie down on that...
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