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December 7 - Kansas City

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December 9 - Chicago

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December 12 - Rochester

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December 15 - New York City

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December 31 - New York City

New Year’s Eve Concert: Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein

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Joyce DiDonato interview: ‘We need music to fill us with courage, not doom’

The Telegraph
by Rupert Christiansen
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The world’s problems are manifold. But, mezzo star Joyce DiDonato tells Rupert Christiansen, if we listen carefully opera can help us solve them

Joyce DiDonato is in her prime. A beautiful, vivacious mezzo-soprano from Kansas City, the 47-year-old has dazzled at the Last Night of the Proms, won a brace of awards for her recordings, enjoyed standing ovations everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Covent Garden and sent critics scrabbling for superlatives. The only way from such an eminence is down, so it’s fortunate that hers is not a head that is easily turned or distracted.

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“In War and Peace” on tour in the US and Europe

This season Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro, with conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, will embark on an international tour promoting “In War and Peace,” Ms. DiDonato’s latest album release on Warner Classics/Erato. Visit InWarandPeace.com for a complete list of tour dates, media features, and other information.

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Joyce DiDonato: how I found harmony in music of war and peace

The Guardian

Joyce DiDonato: It’s 16 November, 2015: I am seated at my father’s old piano in tranquil, uneventful Kansas City, Missouri, with a pile of 60 obscure Neapolitan arias. I’m researching music for my new album, music by composers such as Niccolò Jomelli and Leonardo Leo, who wrote in a post-classical, pre-bel canto world that is sorely underrepresented today on recordings and concert platforms.

My task is to select 10 of these obscure arias to feature on my album and perform on a world tour. Just the day before I had been in glossy Dallas, Texas singing the final emotion-filled performance of a new opera written for me by Jake Heggie titled Great Scott, which asks the pressing question, “Does art matter?” – a question I often contemplate.

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Joyce DiDonato: Behind the scenes of ‘In War & Peace – Harmony through Music”

At the BOZAR in Brussels

Presto Classical Interview Pt. 2

“Let’s talk peace”

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Presto Classical Interview Pt. 1

‘In War and Peace: Harmony through Music’

“Lascia ch’io pianga”

In War & Peace

Recordings

“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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Carnegie Hall Master Class video archive available on Medici.tv

The complete video archive of Joyce DiDonato’s master classes at Carnegie Hall, including her most recent classes (October 29 – 31, 2016) are available for viewing via Medici.tv! All 2016 classes can be watched for FREE at the following link, with excerpts available from the 2015 classes as well.

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There will always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover.

~ Joyce DiDonato