Joyce DiDonato has posted a powerful response to the Orlando shootings

Soprano Joyce DiDonato has re-posted a video of herself singing Purcell’s ‘When I Am Laid In Earth’ at the Stonewall Inn in New York.

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After the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning, the soprano posted the following message and video, something she recorded with NPR last year:

DiDonato is an active LGBT campaigner and has responded personally to comments on her Facebook post:

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The suspect in the attack, which killed 50 people and injured 53 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, has been named as 29-year-old Omar Mateen.