Jan 19, 2014 | News | No Comments
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).
Dec 16, 2013 | News | 3 Comments
For the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Joyce has been nominated for Best Classical Vocal Solo, for her performance on “Drama Queens”, with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. This is her fourth Grammy nomination.
Dec 1, 2013 | News | No Comments
The Drama Queens tour resumed to rave reviews and sold-out theaters, this time highlighting stops across Eastern Europe. One critic stated that “Joyce DiDonato’s concert at the Rudolfinum will long be remembered this evening” and that it “was a supreme experience and should be considered for the opera concert of the year.” (Novinky.cz)
Sep 2, 2013 | News | 4 Comments
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
May 20, 2013 | News | 12 Comments
“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
May 15, 2013 | News | 24 Comments
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
Apr 22, 2013 | News | 3 Comments
Joyce featured in exclusive FLATT Magazine, considered the Bible for the Arts. Interview by Christina Lessa; Photography by Bill Phelps.
Apr 19, 2013 | News | 3 Comments
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.
Feb 21, 2013 | News | 4 Comments
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