…if you think of a gala as a meaningful celebration, then
opera lovers than this musically splendid and intensely
dramatic performance of Maria Stuarda.
The production stars the great American mezzo-soprano
Joyce DiDonato in the title role, a part that has been sung by
sopranos and mezzo-sopranos. Ms. DiDonato’s performance
will be pointed to as a model of singing in which all
components of the art form — technique, sound, color,
nuance, diction — come together in service to expression.