Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs a recital with pianist David Zobel at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on February 15th at 8 p.m. The concert is sponsored by both Washington Performing Arts Society and Vocal Arts DC. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix caught up with Ms. DiDonato in Houston where she was rehearsing Dead Man Walking with the Houston Grand Opera, prior to embarking on the 8 stop tour that will take her to Washington. We also found out about her brand new recording, Diva, Divo.
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