The world needs you. Now, the world may not exactly realize it, but wow, does it need you. It is yearning, starving, dying for you and your healing offer of service through your Art. We need you to help us understand that which is bigger than ourselves, so that we can stop feeling so small, so isolated, so helpless that, in our fear, we stop contributing that which is unique to us: that distinct, rare, individual quality which the world is desperately crying out for and eagerly awaiting. We need you to remind us what unbridled, unfiltered, childlike exuberance feels like, so we remember, without apology or disclaimer, to laugh, to play, to FLY and to stop taking EVERYTHING so damn seriously.”

Read the entire speech here.

Recital tour through South America and Mexico

This month, Joyce DiDonato can be seen on an extensive recital tour with pianist Craig Terry at acclaimed venues across South America and Mexico. The duo performs at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires on April 18 & 19; Santiago’s Teatro CorpArtes on April 21; the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima on April 23; the Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro on April 28; Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes on April 30; and Quito’s Teatro Nacional Sucre on May 3.


‘The Conference of the Birds’ – new release on Navona Records

Joyce DiDonato is featured as the narrator on a new album highlighting Jonathan Sheffer’s orchestral piece ‘The Conference of the Birds.’  This Navona Records CD is now available for pre-order via Amazon, and will receive its international release on April 8. Purchase your copy today, and enjoy previews via SoundCloud and YouTube.


April recitals in Europe

Joyce DiDonato and pianist David Zobel present two recitals this April, at some of Europe’s most renowned venues. The duo first performs at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on April 11, and then travels to Austria in performance at the Wiener Staatsoper on April 13. The programme features works by Vivaldi, Fauré, Rossini, Head, and Hahn, including the composer’s ‘Venezia’ songs.


Interview: Diva des Experiments

Oper! Das Magazin
by Tomasz Kurianowicz
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Joyce DiDonato ist nicht nur eine der besten Mezzo-Sopranistinnen der Welt, sondern auch eine engagierte Person: Sie kämpft für Schwulenrechte, wirbt für unbekannte Opernwerke und unterstützt junge Künstler beim Durchbruch. OPER! hat sie verraten, warum sie trotzdem an ihrer Arbeit zweifelt, wie schwer die Anfänge waren und was der Preis des Erfolgs ist.


Role debut as Charlotte in Paris

This season, Joyce DiDonato makes her highly anticipated role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s romantic tragedy Werther. In addition to her stage debut in the role at Royal Opera this summer, Ms. DiDonato will debut as Charlotte in concert on April 9 with the Orchestre National de France in Paris, under the baton of Jacques Lacombe. Joyce is joined by a spectacular cast for this performance, including acclaimed tenor and frequent collaborator Juan Diego Flórez debuting in the title role. The performance takes place at the stunning Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; please note this event is now sold-out, with the exception of a limited number of standing room tickets available.

Joyce DiDonato nominated as an International Opera Awards OPERA Reader’s finalist

Joyce DiDonato is a Reader’s Choice finalist for this year’s International Opera Awards. Visit the following link to vote online, and stay tuned on May 15 when the winners will be announced live in London and online. Congrats to all of the tremendous nominees for this year’s awards!

‘Baroque Splendors’ at the Palace of Versailles

On March 9 Joyce DiDonato reunites with acclaimed period ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, led by Maxim Emelyanychev, to present a concert of ‘Baroque Splendors’ at the Palace of Versailles. The program features excerpts from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Jeptha, Agrippina, and Susanna, in addition to works by Purcell, Leo and Monteverdi. Tickets and more information for this not-to-be-missed event are available via Château de Versailles Spectacles online.

Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

Joyce DiDonato will be a featured artist in next season’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert at The Metropolitan Opera, on May 7, 2017. The concert highlights a spectacular roster of artists, with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of the incomparable James Levine. Visual production elements created by director/set designer Julian Crouch and 59 Production will enhance this special event, which also includes a Gala dinner following the performance.

Tickets and more information are available at the following link.

Seattle Symphony – 2016/17 Season Opening Gala Concert

Joyce DiDonato is the featured artist for the Seattle Symphony’s season opening night performance, taking place at Benaroya Hall on September 17. The evening programme includes works by Handel, Pacini, Rossini, Bernstein and more, led by Maestro Ludovic Morlot. Tickets are currently available via pre-sale to season subscribers. Visit the following link for additional information about this spectacular event!

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José Miguel! It is totally mutual! Gracias for your words and the beautiful book!!! 😊😊😊

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~ Joyce DiDonato