Rave reviews for Joyce’s return to Romeo in San Francisco

Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell are setting the operatic world on fire with their vocal splendor as Romeo and Giulietta on stage at the San Francisco Opera:

“Joyce DiDonato and soprano Nicole Cabell will astonish you as Romeo and Juliet” ~ Mercury News

” … their voices blending almost as magically as the fabled duo of Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne.” ~ SF Classical Voice

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Joyce’s ardent portrayal as Romeo confirms her status as one of the great interpretors of this iconic role.

“DiDonato […] is her generation’s great exponent of pants roles, her masculine swagger and penetrating, slightly reedy voice making her a riveting figure on stage. She’s also one of the great living virtuosos in florid music; there seems to be nothing she can’t sing with utter ease and confidence. Her command and virtuosity made Romeo the most convincing character in the opera.” ~ The Classical Review

More reviews can be found here.

Read Joyce’s account of “Being Romeo” in her latest journal entry.

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16 hours ago

Save it for the opera! ;-))))))) Have a FABULOUS time tomorrow - raise TONS of money!!!

18 hours ago

It's official: CLEARLY there is no hope for the future of opera. (These guys just haven't gotten the message yet.)

21 hours ago

Wednesday!!!! @MetOpera Signing!!! Be there!!!

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Bring that innocent, childlike sense of wonder to your craft, and do whatever you need to find that truth again. It will continually teach you how to be present, how to be alive, and how to let go. Therein lies not only your artistic freedom, but your personal freedom as well!

~ Joyce DiDonato