Tour Dates


Oct 30
Nov 1, 4, 7, 15 - Dallas

Great Scott /
Arden Scott


Dec 7 - New York City

Opera America: Conversations


Dec 11, 15, 19, 22, 26 - New York City

La Donna del Lago / Elena


Jan 8, 9, 10 - New York City

Master Classes


January 29 - Dresden



World Premiere of ‘Great Scott’ at The Dallas Opera

This autumn, Joyce DiDonato will create the role of Arden Scott in the world premiere of Great Scott at The Dallas Opera, with a score by Jake Heggie and a libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Ms. DiDonato has previously performed several of Mr. Heggie’s works, including the critically acclaimed world premiere of a song cycle based on the life of French sculptress Camille Claudel, and she sang “extraordinary” performances as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera and New York City Opera.

The spectacular cast of Great Scott also features Frederica von Stade as Mrs. Edward “Winnie” Flato, Ailyn Pérez as Tatyana Bakst, and Nathan Gunn is Sid Taylor, with Patrick Summers leading The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Critically acclaimed director Jack O’Brien and set/costume designer Bob Crowley have created this new production, with performances taking place at the Winspear Opera House October 30 and November 1, 4, 7 & 15.


Royal Opera House Tour in Japan

Joyce DiDonato travels to Japan this month, on tour with the Royal Opera House. She joins Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, and an acclaimed roster of colleagues for a series of performances throughout the country. Joyce sings Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on September 13, 17 & 20 at Tokyo’s NHK Hall and September 23 at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, Alex Esposito as Leporello, Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio, and Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna in this Kasper Holten-directed production.

On September 19 Joyce also sings with the company in concert, with a programme featuring the Mozart Requiem and much loved arias from the composer, at NHK Hall.

Joyce wins 2015 ECHO Klassik Female Singer of the Year

Joyce DiDonato has been named ECHO Klassik’s 2015 Female Singer of the Year! This prestigious honor, the German equivalent of a Grammy Award, recognizes her spectacular album Stella di Napoli, which was also named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone Magazine and won the International Classical Music Award for “Best Vocal Recital.” She was also named Singer of the Year in 2010 and again in 2013, for her album Drama Queens

The ECHO Klassik awards ceremony takes place at the Konzerthaus Berlin on October 18; tickets and more information on the event will be available soon.



Joyce DiDonato & Antonio Pappano Live at Wigmore Hall: Album & Interviews

Joyce & Tony Live at Wigmore Hall (Joyce DiDonato album): Rossini’s La Danza

Behind the Scenes #1: Joyce DiDonato at the Verbier Festival

Joyce DiDonato & Julie Fuchs – “Barcarolle” (Le Concert de Paris 2015)


“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


7 Oct

I would watch that, too! ;-)

2 Oct

Nikki! Thank you! This is such an amazing adventure we are all on!!

2 Oct

Thank you, Don!! Y'all are sounding sublime, as well! #GreatScott

1 Oct

Such an insane amount of talent, creativity and love in one room!! #GreatScott for thedallasopera

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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?







We need you to make us feel an integral PART of a shared existence through the communal, universal, forgiving language of music, of dance, of poetry and Art – so that we never lose sight of the fact that we are all in this together and that we are all deserving of a life that overflows with immense possibility, improbable beauty and relentless truth.

~ Joyce DiDonato