Watch the great mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato - the self-styled Yankee Diva - work with pianist Iain Burnside on a fiendishly dazzling Rossini aria. How does she approach it? What are the challenges? She sang 'Tanti affetti in tal momento' from La donna del lago at the Last Night of the BBC Proms. Hear it again here, trills and all.
After watching this film, you will gain a deeper understanding of the music as well as hearing Joyce DiDonato's vocal agility and how she brings her flair and personality to her interpretation. If you weren't an opera fan before, after watching this we're sure you'll want to give it try.
Did you see the Last Night of the Proms or watch/listen to the live broadcast on the BBC?