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May 23, 25 - Barcelona

I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Romeo

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May 27 - Barcelona

Recital

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May 28 - Barcelona

I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Romeo

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May 30 - Madrid

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June 1 - Barcelona

I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Romeo

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Joyce sings a “passionate and vigorous” Romeo in ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’ at the Gran Teatre del Liceu

“. . . remarkable in every way. The North American mezzo-soprano, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Soloist in 2016 and 2012, excels in the role of Romeo. She perfectly masters the lowest notes of the score, which normally are not part of the register. She enchants us with her beautiful legato and vocal power. Perfectly at home on the musical and scenic stage, she fully invests in the interpretation of the character given by the director.”

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“Sentits”. Joyce DiDonato: “Al Liceu t’has de guanyar l’aplaudiment del públic a cada representació”

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Entrevistem la mezzosoprano nord-americana Joyce DiDonato, que aquests dies representa el paper de Romeu al Liceu, en l’òpera de Bellini ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’. La cantant, que té casa a Barcelona, troba que hi ha massa turistes a la capital catalana.

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Recitals in Spain

In addition to her highly anticipated performances in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Joyce DiDonato presents three recitals throughout Spain in the month of May. She reunites with pianist Craig Terry for these engagements, following their critically acclaimed tour of South America and Mexico. The programme features works by Ravel, Rossini, Luna, and more, taking place at Lisbon’s Grande Auditório on May 22, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu on May 27, and on May 30 the duo performs at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela.

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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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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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You are here to serve the words, the director, the melody, the author, the chord progression, the choreographer ~ but above all and most importantly, with every breath, step, and stroke of the keyboard, you are here to serve humanity.

~ Joyce DiDonato