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How to cope with rejection

The soaring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato was turned down at twelve opera house auditions in quick succession. How did you cope? I asked. Her reply is one of the most balanced and rational self-assessments I have ever heard from anyone in creative life.

You can catch it tonight on The Lebrecht Interview, at 9.45pm on BBC Radio 3, and streamed online all week long.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t74vr

There’s more about Joyce in an op-ed I wrote this weekend for the Sunday Telegraph on shaming miscreant classical stars.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/7945408/Rolando-Villazon-should-learn-from-the-classical-heroes.html

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