Diva Joyce talks shop with Dame Janet

Diva Joyce talks shop with Dame Janet


norman lebrecht

July 12, 2016

Two mezzos discuss roles. Both believe in a religion of hard work.

Joyce thinks it can also be fun. Dame Janet stares her down.

Wonderful conversation.

didonato janet baker


  • Robert Levin says:

    A truly remarkable conversation/interview! Two very lovely, intelligent and classy ladies with tremendous experience and knowledge. There is much to be learned here for all musicians, not just singers.

  • Marg says:

    What’s not to like about this!! Two fabulous singers, both non-diva Divas, talking freely and joyfully about their singing experiences, and sharing out of their wisdom. I am not a singer but enjoyed this immensely and found much that also related to playing an instrument, and in fact to life itself.

  • David Osborne says:

    O wow, I had to come out of my Slipped Disc commenting retirement just to say how wonderful that was, thanks Norman.