Tour Dates

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June 21, 24, 27, 30
July 5, 7, 9, 12 - Zürich

I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Romeo

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July 14 - Paris

Le concert de Paris

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July 17 - Verbier

Concert

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Sept 19 - Tokyo

Mozart Concert

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Sept 13, 17, 20 - Tokyo

Don Giovanni / Donna Elvira

News

Le Concert de Paris

On July 14, Joyce DiDonato joins a spectacular group of colleagues for Le Concert de Paris, an annual concert event and celebration at the Eiffel Tower. The programme also includes performances from Bryn Terfel, Lang Lang, Sonya Yoncheva and many others, with Daniele Gatti leading L’Orchestre national de France and Radio France Choir. This special event, with an estimated live audience of more than half a million people, will be simulcast from the Champ de Mars and will also receive a re-broadcast via France 2, Culturebox, and France Musique.

Joyce’s latest album – cover reveal and release date

Joyce DiDonato’s latest release on the Warner Classics/Erato label, a 2-CD set titled Joyce & Tony – Live at the Wigmore Hall, will be available for sale worldwide on August 28 and is now available for preorder via Amazon.co.uk. As a preview for her fans, she is releasing pieces of the cover art via social media, with the full cover to be released publicly on June 19. Follow Joyce on Twitter (@JoyceDiDonato) and Instagram (@joycedidonato) and search the hashtag #FridayReveal to see the selections!

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I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI IN ZÜRICH

This summer, Joyce DiDonato returns to the role of Romeo in Bellini’s thrilling I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She brings her “magnificent” portrayal to the Opernhaus Zürich, in a new production from venerated director Christoph Loy, featured as part of Opernhaus’ Bellini cycle. She is joined by Olga Kulchynska as Giulietta, Benjamin Bernheim as Tebaldo, and Roberto Lorenzi as Lorenzo, with Music Director Fabio Luisi leading the Philharmonia Zürich and Chor der Oper Zürich. Performances take place June 21, 24, 27 & 30, and July 5, 7, 9 & 12 at the Hauptbühne Opernhaus.

Ms. DiDonato’s performance as Romeo from San Francisco Opera is also available on DVD; enjoy a trailer of the recording on YouTube.

Video

Joyce DiDonato – Maurice Ravel, Shéhérazade

WS2014 Gm7: Joyce DiDonato sings National Anthem

Joyce DiDonato ‘Stella di Napoli’ live at Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn

Joyce DiDonato: Alcina by Handel

Recordings

“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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30 Jun

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30 Jun

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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?

Charleston.

Guns.

Racism.

Inequality.

War.

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We need you to remind us what empathy is by taking us deep into the hearts of those who are, God forbid, different than us – so that we can recapture the hope of not only living in peace with each other, but THRIVING together in a vibrant way where each of us grows in wonder and joy.

~ Joyce DiDonato