Joyce DiDonato, American Musician ( February 13, 1969 - )

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I've learned that you don't need a lot in life. If it can't fit into a suitcase, you don't really need it.~Joyce DiDonato

Life You Learned

I want people to know me for my singing. I've never been searching for a label of being a fashion plate or a top model. That's a thing that's very short-lived, and it's dealing with a superficial level of this which doesn't really appeal to me.~Joyce DiDonato

People Singing Me

I think yoga builds strength, flexibility, and calming of the mind - which is never a bad thing.~Joyce DiDonato

Strength Mind Think

I'm a mezzo-soprano, so the whole diva thing... I'm not the kind of performer who puts on a persona off-stage as well, and the days of arriving with steamer trunks and hat boxes are over.~Joyce DiDonato

Hat Kind Diva

One of the things I love about opera is that it's the combination of all the art forms, and certainly the world of fashion is a big deal in it.~Joyce DiDonato

Love Art World

I know that every time I step on the stage it's a real gift, so I try not to take it for granted, and I try to make it an experience that the public can really participate in.~Joyce DiDonato

Time Experience Step

I think I've learned more about Baroque music than any other genre.~Joyce DiDonato

Music Think Learned

It's tricky when you're doing a recording, because the only weapon you have is your voice and the delivery of that voice. You don't have a gesture or a facial expression, there are no costumes or set pieces. Everything needs to be present in the voice.~Joyce DiDonato

Doing Present Voice