She is by now the Queen of American singers. We Americans are expressly forbidden to have titles, you know, but I still do not hesitate to dub her Queen Joyce. She is singing in Brooklyn, and I am watching a live stream. The music is from Stella di Napoli. The Bel Canto composers are all represented.
She tries a little Brooklyn talk, but nobody buys it. She introduces the arias.
She is singing "Riedi al soglio" and gets lost. Only Joyce could get out of this so gracefully. I have listened to this aria dozens of times and know exactly what she is supposed to be singing.
She slips in and out of her very American personality and into this very Italian musical style faster than you can imagine.
Hail Queen Joyce.
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