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“Joyce DiDonato is perfect” as Alcina at The Barbican

Joyce DiDonato launched a tour of Handel’s Alcina with a sold-out performance at The Barbican in London, with Maestro Harry Bicket and The English Concert (tour schedule). This spectacular evening of vocal fireworks set London ablaze, leaving critics and audiences “floored” by her performance: More

On tour: Handel’s Alcina with The English Concert and Harry Bicket

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Handel’s striking opera Alcina, on a concert tour this fall with renowned baroque orchestra The English Concert, led by Harry Bicket. Gramophone magazine said in this role Ms. DiDonato “is superb: Her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain, and vindictive. Enjoy the following clip of Joyce speaking about the opera. More

“Hear this Naples — it’s to die for”

Critics are sharing their enthusiastic responses to Joyce DiDonato’s latest album on the Warner Classics label, Stella di Napoli (Star of Naples). This recording highlights the music of several Italian composers including Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, and Pacini, as well as lesser-known arias by Mercadante, Carafa, and Pacini. Joyce worked in close collaboration with Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi to bring this exciting project to life, with many of the arias featured as new editions and world premiere recordings. More

South American recital tour

Joyce heads to South America for a recital tour with pianist and frequent collaborator David Zobel this month. More

Honorary Doctorate and Commencement Speech at Juilliard

On Friday, May 23, Joyce will receive an Honorary Doctor of Music degree at Juilliard’s 109th Commencement Ceremony, at 11am EST in Alice Tully Hall. More

Broadway Battles Bullying benefit

Joyce joins Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benati in performance at the Broadway Battles Bullying benefit in New York City on Monday, April 14 at 7pm. More

La Cenerentola at The Met

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini’s adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21. More

Carnegie Hall Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series presents her wide range of interests and talents, all supported by the impeccable artistry, vibrant personality, and idealism that has made her an audience favorite. More

Joyce DiDonato Artist Spotlight at the Barbican

Described by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as ‘a singer not only of flair and power but of intelligence and taste’, Joyce DiDonato is the subject of this season’s artist spotlight. Opening with an exuberant evening of bel canto opera and closing with a glittering concert with the New York Philharmonic, the series takes in Handel’s Alcina and an intimate chamber recital and masterclass in Milton Court along the way, providing an unmissable opportunity to appreciate the many facets of ‘the perfect 21st-century diva’ (New York Times).

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11 hours ago

#tbt as #Cenerentola!!⁰・・・⁰Backstage @metopera with joycedidonato as #Cinderella in #LaCenerentolahttps://t.co/tQGdNmWL3U

4 Mar

RT @KCChorale: @JoyceDiDonato In your downtime, why not listen to a little Rachmaninoff? We're streaming #AllNightVigil on @iTunes! https:/…

4 Mar

To where is the timing disappearing??? Only 3 more trips to the lake left ?!?!?!

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