The Times's Zachary Woolfe sent me this excerpt from a 1997 Houston Grand Opera Macbeth, with Catherine Malfitano as the sleepwalking Lady Macbeth and, right at the start, a 28-year-old Joyce DiDonato as her lady-in-waiting. Earlier that year, DiDonato had made her professional debut, as a Slave in Houston's Salome, with Hildegard Behrens in the title role. Not yet available on YouTube, alas, is DiDonato singing Godspell at Bishop Miege High School. She performs this Sunday with James Levine and the Met Orchestra; a few tickets remain. I am given to understand that she has worked out a spectacular dance routine for Elliott Carter's Variations for Orchestra.*
*Just kidding. Although you never know.