Tour Dates


Dec 7 - New York City

Opera America: Conversations


December 10 - New York City

Juilliard Master Class Live Stream


Dec 11, 15, 19, 22, 26 - New York City

La Donna del Lago / Elena


Jan 8, 9, 10 - New York City

Master Classes


January 29 - Dresden



Opera Rocks! – A new e-newsletter for high school students

Joyce DiDonato launches OPERA ROCKS, an online space for high school students curious about opera – DiDonato becomes the first singer to fund and run such an initiative


‘Great Scots’

The Metropolitan Opera
by Philipp Brieler
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This month’s revival of La Donna del Lago reunites Joyce DiDonato—who won raves for her portrayal of the title role last season—with Lawrence Brownlee, her original co-star when Paul Curran’s staging was first
 seen in Santa Fe in 2013. The two talk about delivering the high-flying vocal fireworks in Rossini’s Scotland-set drama.


‘La Donna del Lago’ DVD and Blu-ray now available for pre-order!

Joyce DiDonato’s spectacular turn as Elena in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray formats, via This Paul Curran-directed production features some of the world’s greatest bel canto artists, including Juan Diego Flórez, Daniela Barcellona, John Osborn, and Oren Gradus, with conductor Michele Mariotti. Ms. DiDonato returns to star in this production from December 11-26 at the Met.

Enjoy a preview of the duet “Cielo! in qual estasi” on YouTube, and visit Amazon to secure your copy of this thrilling production today!

“Ms. DiDonato sang Rossini’s beguiling phrases with soft yet penetrating richness, subtly folding ornaments and runs into the long melodic arcs . . . The aria eventually breaks into joyous bursts of dazzling coloratura passagework, with rousing exclamations from the chorus, and Ms. DiDonato delivered . . . It was good to have the stage so bright for Ms. DiDonato’s triumphant performance of “Tanti affetti.” Besides adding an important Rossini opera to the Met’s repertory, this production gives those who have only heard her sing that aria as an encore a chance to get to know the long opera that precedes it.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times

“Joyce DiDonato emerges triumphant. It doesn’t take much courage to tell the listening public that DiDonato is among the world’s greatest singing actors of any voice type; on Monday she was beyond perfect. Given the opportunity to introduce a major role to the Met’s audience, she gave a performance that may ultimately stand as a high point in her already lofty career. What we heard was one of the world’s best voices in top form—her tone was pure honey, her coloratura effortlessly fluttering, her ornamentation fearless.”

Eric C. Simpson – New York Classical Review

“Vocally she is at the top of her game. Technically a mezzo, her range is such that she can easily take soprano roles and soar. She is also a first-rate actress, convincing both as the maiden in love we first meet and as the reluctant bride-to-be. Her smile alone would melt any king’s heart.”

Wilborn Hampton – Huffington Post


Opera Rocks!

Guildhall Masterclass: Joyce DiDonato Vocal Masterclass – Eliza Safjan

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Guildhall Masterclass: Joyce DiDonato Vocal Masterclass – Dominic Sedgwick


“As expected, DiDonato has virtuosity to spare, but what makes this disc special is the shimmering radiance of emotion she brings to operas such as Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini and Pacini’s Saffo. In Mary Stuart’s radiantly sung solo before her execution DiDonato leaves no doubt that her own star is at its height.”
-Financial Times


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Dedicating Romeo

Tonight is the opening of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” here in Zurich. It is a role that I feel and love very deeply, and the opportunity to bring him to life, set to Bellini’s exquisitely well crafted vocal lines, fills me with tremendous gratitude. (I’ve written about my passion for him before.)

It tells the familiar story of Romeo and Juliet: the story we know well, masterfully told by Shakespeare, read aloud in countless sophomore literature classes, endlessly danced to (by yours truly, at least) in Bernstein’s version, retold and remade in numerous cultures and epochs – always breaking our hearts in the end.

Bellini’s version hails from later Italian sources, and as the title indicates, throws the emphasis squarely on the shoulders of these two warring families. This is undeniably an opera about war. Here there is no love duet between the two: they fight in every scene, even in death, never finding peace – even as harmonious thirds in the music ache for them to find each other. After the deaths, the warring families rush the stage and we see how the cycle will inevitably continue.

Why is this on my mind today?







We need you to make us feel an integral PART of a shared existence through the communal, universal, forgiving language of music, of dance, of poetry and Art – so that we never lose sight of the fact that we are all in this together and that we are all deserving of a life that overflows with immense possibility, improbable beauty and relentless truth.

~ Joyce DiDonato