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Something Wonderful: Joyce DiDonato Answers Your Questions

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato received an e mail from a music teacher in K-5 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The kids were going to see their first opera, the Met HD video of The Barber of Seville in which Joyce stars with Peter Mattei and Juan Diego Florez. Mr. Johnson asked Joyce to answer a few questions from his students. Not only did she answer, she took time away from rehearsals at La Scala, Milan to make this film,  for Mr. Johnson's music class at the Rosa Parks Elementary School in Tulsa.  Mr. Johnson sounds like a great teacher. Ms. DiDonato is a wonderful artist--and a mensch.  (She is what it is to be a prima donna). Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_S1vdiVxQk Mr. Johnson reported that his kids were thrilled with this video, especially when Joyce called the children by name as she answered their questions. Brava!