Tour Dates


July 3, 6, 13 - London

Werther / Charlotte


August 6 - Santa Fe

Summer Gala Concert


September 17 - Seattle

Opening Night Gala Concert


September 22 - Provo, UT



September 29 & 30
October 1 - Chicago



‘Life and death on the stage’ — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet’s Werther


‘It’s a tragedy, a grand tragedy and we love that in the opera,’ Joyce DiDonato smiles as she shares her thoughts on Massenet’s heart-wrenching work, Werther.


‘Stars of the Santa Fe Opera’

Albuquerque Journal

Lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato was a Santa Fe apprentice in 1995 who went on to sing in major opera houses across the globe. She most recently appeared in the Santa Fe/Royal Opera, Covent Garden production of Rossini’s “La donna del lago” in 2013. DiDonato will return to perform at Santa Fe’s summer gala concert on Aug. 6.


Patron Magazine feature – Joyce DiDonato Maria Callas Award

Patron Magazine

The Dallas Opera recently announced this year’s “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award” goes to audience favorite Joyce Didonato. First awarded during The Dallas Opera’s 1991-1992 season, the distinction is named after one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. It is presented to one performer every season to recognize their exceptional performance in a company debut. The Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato was selected for her sensational performance in Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Great Scott.



‘Life and death on the stage’: What makes Werther a masterpiece

Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato In Conversation (The Royal Opera)

Joyce DiDonato sings ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Handel’s Rinaldo

Courtesy of Directors Cut Productions and Sky Arts

Liceu Recital: “La Maja Dolorosa”


“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?







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

~ Joyce DiDonato