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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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ReJOYCE, the new album by Joyce DiDonato is out now

An album produced by and dedicated to Joyce’s fans from around the world.

This 2CD collection marks mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato’s first 10 years with Erato/Warner Classics. As she announced online to her fans: “Ten years of recording hasn’t just been about me, it’s been about me and you, the listeners.” She then invited the public to suggest names for her album, to select its content and provide quotes and photos, including the cover photo, by fan Xenia Varelas. The result is ReJOYCE!, 31 tracks ranging from Baroque opera and bel canto to Strauss, Jake Heggie, Rodgers & Hammerstein and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. More
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Joyce Triumphs in “Exhilarating”, “Mesmerizing”, “Unmissable” La Donna del Lago at Royal Opera House

CAN [Rossini] EVER HAVE HEARD – OR IMAGINED – HIS MUSIC BETTER SUNG THAN IT WAS HERE? 

The sun shines out of Joyce DiDonato’s voice, and her ravishingly beautiful Elena caps the show with a sublime account of the lilting “Tanti affetti”. [...] The result was a stupendous display of belissimo canto.” ~ The Telegraph

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Joyce launches new fan project #JoyceAndMe

JOYCE DIDONATO LAUNCHES #JoyceAndMe CAMPAIGN TO CROWDSOURCE ELEMENTS OF HER ‘BEST OF’ ALBUM

The album, released September 2, will celebrate 10 years of acclaimed recordings with Virgin and EMI Classics

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Feature in FLATT Magazine

Joyce featured in exclusive FLATT Magazine, considered the Bible for the Arts. Interview by Christina Lessa; Photography by Bill Phelps.
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Joyce to headline Last Night of the Proms

On Saturday, September 7th, Joyce DiDonato will join violinist Nigel Kennedy and American conductor Maris Alsop leading the BBC Orchestra and Chorus for the Last Night of the Proms in London ~ a highlight of the International Music Calendar, and one of the grandest celebrations of classical music in the world. Watched by nearly 2 million viewers around the globe, it is an event not to be missed. Joyce will sing arias of Handel, Rossini and Massenet, as well as the standards, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Danny Boy”, and following tradition, she will lead the thousands of Prommers in “Rule, Britannia!” More information can be found here.

Joyce named “L’artiste de l’année” by Classica Magazine

After a year with Valery Gergiev, “Classica” crowns the next “Artist of the Year” by naming Joyce DiDonato the royal successor.  Thanks to the huge output of recorded material on both Audio Disc and DVD, her versatility shines through with exemplary performances from Handel to Rossini and Massenet: La Reine de l’annee. More

Joyce DiDonato Nominated in 2 categories for first ever International Opera Awards

Promoting excellence in opera and providing funding through The Opera Foundation for the operatic community, the International Opera Awards recognises the achievements of all the performers, producers and teams that work in Opera.

The categories will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts, and presented at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane on the 22 April 2013.

Joyce is nominated for both Solo CD (Operatic Recital) for Drama Queens and for the Female Singer of the Year.  You can participate by casting your vote  here.

Juilliard to stream LIVE Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato

Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Joyce DiDonato, will be returning to The Juilliard School for a master class with students from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts on Friday, January 25. We are pleased to announce that this class will be available to view via a live stream online. Visit Juilliard’s streaming website on January 25 at 4 PM to tune in for this online event. More

Joyce DiDonato is featured in Vanity Fair’s February Issue

“HER ROYAL HIGH NOTES”

Joyce is featured in the newest issue of Vanity Fair, previewing the upcoming performances of Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera.  Wearing a gown by Monique Lhullier and photographed by Art Streiber in the woods north of San Francisco, VF points to her “royal, commanding presence.”

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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.

~ Joyce DiDonato