Tour Dates


September 17 - Seattle

Opening Night Gala Concert


September 19 - Houston

¡Viva Rudy! – Celebrating the Life of Rudy Avelar


September 22 - Provo, UT



September 29 & 30
October 1 - Chicago



October 5 - Washington D.C.



Seattle Symphony – Opening Night Gala Concert

Joyce DiDonato performs much loved favorites from the operatic repertoire and the Great America Songbook on September 17, in concert with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The event, which serves as the Symphony’s Opening Night Gala, will be conducted by Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Ms. DiDonato sings works by Handel, Rossini, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more on the program (complete details listed below).


2016 Gramophone Award shortlist – “Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall”

Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall,” the award-winning album featuring Joyce DiDonato’s extraordinary Wigmore Hall recital with Sir Antonio Pappano, has been shortlisted for a 2016 Gramophone Award in the Solo Vocal category. For a complete list of nominees visit Gramophone online, and read the September issue of Gramophone magazine to see the top three albums in each category.


Santa Fe Opera – Summer Gala Concert

Joyce DiDonato returns to the Santa Fe Opera this summer, as the featured soloist for their annual Gala Concert on August 6. SFOpera is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with this spectacular event, hosted at the El Dorado Hotel. Proceeds from the evening support the company’s Apprentice Programs for Singers and Technicians.



Joyce DiDonato at Wigmore Hall – KlickKlack

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano on the power of Massenet’s Werther

‘Life and death on the stage’: What makes Werther a masterpiece

Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato In Conversation (The Royal Opera)


“As expected, DiDonato has virtuosity to spare, but what makes this disc special is the shimmering radiance of emotion she brings to operas such as Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini and Pacini’s Saffo. In Mary Stuart’s radiantly sung solo before her execution DiDonato leaves no doubt that her own star is at its height.”
-Financial Times


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Dedicating Romeo

Tonight is the opening of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” here in Zurich. It is a role that I feel and love very deeply, and the opportunity to bring him to life, set to Bellini’s exquisitely well crafted vocal lines, fills me with tremendous gratitude. (I’ve written about my passion for him before.)

It tells the familiar story of Romeo and Juliet: the story we know well, masterfully told by Shakespeare, read aloud in countless sophomore literature classes, endlessly danced to (by yours truly, at least) in Bernstein’s version, retold and remade in numerous cultures and epochs – always breaking our hearts in the end.

Bellini’s version hails from later Italian sources, and as the title indicates, throws the emphasis squarely on the shoulders of these two warring families. This is undeniably an opera about war. Here there is no love duet between the two: they fight in every scene, even in death, never finding peace – even as harmonious thirds in the music ache for them to find each other. After the deaths, the warring families rush the stage and we see how the cycle will inevitably continue.

Why is this on my mind today?







There will always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover.

~ Joyce DiDonato