MEME ALERT: Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham Show Us How to Be a "MezzoSexual"

By Brick Dozer on Dec 05, 2013 08:15 PM EST

Naturally, it was a tweet from Joyce DiDonato that first got our attention:

Indeed they are, or at any rate, a fansite for the lower-voiced ladies is there--with the eye-catching name MezzoSexual (what might have been a good tag line...Santuzzas in the City?).

It looks like aims to do for mezzos what the aforementioned Barihunks does for baritones. Namely, err, slaver over them. But we're all for a bit of love for the mezzos, who have sometimes tended to get a bit neglected in favor of sopranos.

What everyone forgets, of course, is that arguably the highest-selling opera singer in the world is a mezzo-soprano--Cecilia something or other--and Joyce is more than doing her bit. As are the massed ranks of Susan Graham, Elīna Garanča, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rinat Shaham, Jamie Barton and many others.

There isn't much up at the site yet, only really shortish spolights on DiDonato and Graham and a promise of more (including mezzo-themed t-shirts and other merchandise). So, time will tell how good it can get. But we like the idea.

Because she needs no excuse, let us ReJoyce.

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TagsJoyce DiDonato, Mezzosexual, Barihunks, Twitter, Cecilia Bartoli, Susan Graham, Elīna Garanča, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rinat Shaham, Jamie Barton, ReJoyce

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