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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.”

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Joyce sings a “passionate and vigorous” Romeo in ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’ at the Gran Teatre del Liceu

“. . . remarkable in every way. The North American mezzo-soprano, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Soloist in 2016 and 2012, excels in the role of Romeo. She perfectly masters the lowest notes of the score, which normally are not part of the register. She enchants us with her beautiful legato and vocal power. Perfectly at home on the musical and scenic stage, she fully invests in the interpretation of the character given by the director.”

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“Sentits”. Joyce DiDonato: “Al Liceu t’has de guanyar l’aplaudiment del públic a cada representació”

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Entrevistem la mezzosoprano nord-americana Joyce DiDonato, que aquests dies representa el paper de Romeu al Liceu, en l’òpera de Bellini ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’. La cantant, que té casa a Barcelona, troba que hi ha massa turistes a la capital catalana.

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Recitals in Spain

In addition to her highly anticipated performances in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Joyce DiDonato presents three recitals throughout Spain in the month of May. She reunites with pianist Craig Terry for these engagements, following their critically acclaimed tour of South America and Mexico. The programme features works by Ravel, Rossini, Luna, and more, taking place at Lisbon’s Grande Auditório on May 22, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu on May 27, and on May 30 the duo performs at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela.

‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’ in Barcelona

Joyce DiDonato revisits the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opening this month at Barcelona’s historic Gran Teatre del Liceu. Her past portrayals of the role have been heralded as “flawless” (Bachtrack) and “a triumph” (Online Merker). These not-to-be-missed performances take place May 17, 20, 23, 25 & 28 and June 1, and feature spectacular casts including Patrizia Ciofi and Ekaterina Siurina alternating as Giulietta, Antonino Siragusa and Celso Albelo as Tebaldo, and Simón Orfila sings Lorenzo. Riccardo Frizza leads the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu for these performances, featuring a staging by Vincent Boussard. There will be an international live theatrical broadcast of the June 1 performance – visit the following link for location details.

Mexico City performance to be streamed live at 8pm ET tonight!

Tune in via Livestream.com tonight and see Joyce DiDonato in performance with pianist Craig Terry, from the historic Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The stream broadcasts online from 8pm-10pm ET, and will feature a programme including Ravel’s Shéhérazade, “Bel raggio lusinghier” from Rossini’s SemiramideTres tonadillas by Granados, De España vengo (da zarzuela El niño judío) by Luna. The duo also performs classical song arrangements by Mr. Terry, including “Caro mio ben” and “Se tu m’ami,” as well as American standards such as Kern & Hammerstein’s “Can’t help lovin’ dat man” and Gershwin’s “I love a piano.”

‘Joyce DiDonato Unforgettable In Buenos Aires’

Seen and Heard International
by Jonathan Spencer Jones
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“Joyce DiDonato’s concerts for Mozarteum Argentino are becoming something of a tradition, taking place every other year with the latest the third.

Comparing the programmes for these there are in each the ‘core’ pieces from Handel and Rossini – two composers for which she has become especially well known on the opera stage … In contrast this latest pair of concerts had a somewhat more ‘modern’ feel, from the zarzuela of Pablo Luna to impressionist Ravel, showing yet another facet of the voice and talent of this wonderful singer.

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“Joyce DiDonato: the lady of opera in Lima”

“It was then time for the exciting rondo Tanti affetti in such a moment, from the opera La Donna del Lago. “Pyrotechnics” – vocal coloratura, breath control, modulation … in short, all the virtuosity of Joyce DiDonato in an extraordinary conclusion …

She left all attendees marveled by this recital. Both Joyce DiDonato as Craig Terry conquered the Lima public and proved perfect allies in this unforgettable musical evening … Thanks to both Joyce DiDonato and Craig Terry. We hope they return soon … and if they do, also, for a full opera, much better!”

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‘How the Arts Are Spreading in One of America’s Most Notorious Prisons’

Vision Times
by Colin Fredericson
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Grammy award-winning vocalist Joyce DiDonato brought her talents to one of America’s most notorious prisons to help inmates write and perform their own original compositions.

Sing Sing Correctional Facility is famous for executions. Before 1972, 614 people were put to the electric chair. The chair was later moved to another prison where it has remained out of use.

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“A voice that amazes” – critically acclaimed recitals at the Teatro Colón

“A voice that amazes – Our opinion: exquisite

Given its history and its present, and with intact memories of the glorious concerts that it had offered two and four years ago, always for the Mozarteum, everything happened as predicted and on a wet and dreary night, Joyce DiDonato, once again amazed the audience with her singing, with her presence and with her art. But there was something else. There was also a purpose, and no less, to surprise, to wonder, at its best, to come and join in all the marvels they knew that DiDonato would unfold on the stage . . .”

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