Jul 6, 2016 | News | No Comments
Joyce DiDonato returns to the Santa Fe Opera this summer, as the featured soloist for their annual Gala Concert on August 6. SFOpera is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with this spectacular event, hosted at the El Dorado Hotel. Proceeds from the evening support the company’s Apprentice Programs for Singers and Technicians.
Jun 28, 2016 | News | No Comments
‘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.
Jun 26, 2016 | Features | News | Press | No Comments
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.
Jun 23, 2016 | Features | News | Press | No Comments
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.
Jun 20, 2016 | News | Opera Reviews | Press | No Comments
“It’s emphatically a romance, albeit a tragic one, complete with solo strings that echo and double the on-stage nearly-but-not-quite-lovers. But in DiDonato and Grigolo’s hands it’s something much darker.
DiDonato’s Charlotte was always going to be fascinating. How would a singer of such energy, such an active force on stage, tackle a character whose defining characteristic is not doing – not kissing Werther (until too later), not defying her mother’s wishes, not allowing herself to feel or act on her desires?
Jun 18, 2016 | News | No Comments
Joyce DiDonato joins legendary soprano Janet Baker for a special Insights event at the Royal Opera House, on June 21 at the Clore Studio. This sold-out event features both artists in conversation, concurrent with Ms. DiDonato’s highly anticipated role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther.
Jun 17, 2016 | News | No Comments
The Dallas Opera has awarded Joyce DiDonato with the 2016 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The
award is bestowed upon to a single artist every season, which acknowledges a memorable and outstanding debut at the company. Joyce created the role of Arden Scott, the title character in Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Great Scott, which premiered at The Dallas Opera in October 2015.
“DiDonato was a wonder . . . With every technical effect perfectly executed, she proved herself once again a star.” (Classical Voice North America)
Jun 1, 2016 | News | No Comments
Joyce DiDonato returns to the Royal Opera House this season, in her highly anticipated stage debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s tragic Werther. Performances take place June 19, 24 & 27 and July 3, 6 & 13. The June 27 performance will also receive a live broadcast into cinemas worldwide; visit the following link for locations and showtime information. This Benoît Jacquot staging also features Vittorio Grigòlo in the title role and David Bizic as Albert, with Sir Antonio Pappano leading from the pit.
May 25, 2016 | News | No Comments
“That male power and energy of the role with her personal signature magnifies the character in the theatrical aspect and seduces with the voice.”