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Joyce DiDonato performs “Drama Queens” at Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato performs “Drama Queens” at Weill Hall on November 20, 2012.

Crowned with a Grammy Award for her last album, “Diva, Divo” and just named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year, mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will present “Drama Queens, an electrifying program of queenly arias from the 17th and 18th centuries at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.  The recital is a selection from her bestselling new CD, Drama Queens (Virgin Classics).  She is joined by the Italian orchestra, Il Complesso Barocco, led by first violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky.  This is their only West Coast appearance in a program that includes songs by composers as famous as Handel and Vivaldi and as little known as Orlandini and Porta.  The queens represented are Berenice, Orontea, Octavia, Semiramide, Ifgenia, Armida and Cleopatra. As DiDonato says: “High drama, profound emotion, fearless vocal writing, time-stopping passages, historical significance and real discovery … What more could I ask for?”  Stay tuned to ARThound for an interview with Joyce DiDonato.

Details: Joyce DiDonato “Drama Queens” is Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 8 PM, at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, at the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road, Cotati, CA.

Tickets are $90 to $35 and can purchased online (click here) OR by phoning the Box Office at (866) 955-6040. Box Office hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. OR In Person at the Green Music Center (same hours as above).

Parking for this Green Music Center performance is included in ticket price.  Enter via Sonoma State University’s main campus entrance or its Rohnert Park Expressway entrance (closer to GMC). Park on campus in lots L,M,N and O. For more information, visit or phone 1.866.955.6040.

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