Tour Dates

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February 1 - Kansas City

Harriman-Jewel Recital

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February 5 - New York City

Recital

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February 16 - New York City

La Donna del Lago / Elena

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February 18 - Princeton, NJ

Concert

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February 20, 25, 28
March 3, 7, 10, 14 - New York, NY

La Donna del Lago / Elena

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La Donna del Lago at The Met

Joyce DiDonato returns to The Metropolitan Opera next month in a stunning production of Rossini’s bel canto gem, La Donna del Lago. Ms. DiDonato was originally seen in this production in Santa Fe in 2013,  which was the “highlight of the summer” (New York Classical Review) and a showcase vehicle for Joyce in one of her signature roles: “. . . Joyce DiDonato absolutely shines. She astounds as she easily tosses off all of the virtuosic acrobatics, all the time maintaining a sympathetic character who is so torn by events and conflicting loyalties that she teeters on madness. You believe her every minute.” (TheaterJones) La Donna del Lago was such a success in Santa Fe that they added an additional performance of the opera to the calendar, for the first time in company history. Enjoy The Met’s video preview of this incredible production.

She reunites with tenor Juan Diego Flórez, who sings the role of Giacomo V (they were last seen together at The Met in La Cenerentola), along with other spectacular colleagues including Daniela Barcellona as Malcolm Groeme, John Osborn as Rodrigo di Dhu, and Oren Gradus as Douglas d’Angus, with Maestro Michele Mariotti leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Performances take place February 16, 20, 25 & 28, and March 3, 7, 10 & 14La Donna del Lago will also receive a Live in HD broadcast worldwide on March 14, with encores in the U.S. and Canada.

Harriman-Jewell Recital with Juan Diego Flórez

On February 1 Joyce DiDonato joins acclaimed tenor Juan Diego Flórez for their first ever duo-recital, as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series 50th Anniversary season in Kansas City, MO.  This gala concert takes place in the Kaufmann Center’s Helzberg Hall, and is a highlight of the series’ celebratory year of events. Joyce, a Kansas City native, is thrilled to join her friend and fabulous colleague for this special performance, featuring a variety of music including favorites from the bel canto era.

Ms. DiDonato and Mr. Flórez recently starred in La Cenerentola at the Metropolitan Opera to great acclaim, further cementing the strength of their vocal partnership: “Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez are one of the golden couples of the bel canto repertoire . . .” (Seen and Heard International)

Ticket packages for the recital, including a pre-performance brunch, are available now – for more information visit the H-J Series online.

It’s a big week for Joyce! 

Earlier this week Joyce joined composer Jake Heggie and CEO Keith Cerny to launch Dallas Opera’s 2015-16 season announcement at a kick-off event. The launch also featured the talented musicians of the Highland Park High School Band, making it a pep rally of operatic proportions! Joyce will create the role of Arden Scott in Heggie’s Great Scott next season in Dallas, with a libretto from Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Great Scott is the story of an opera star (Scott) that returns to her hometown opera company to save it from ruin. Ms. DiDonato is joined by a world-class cast for this new work, including Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn, and Ailyn Pérez, with Patrick Summers leading the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Performances take place October 30 and November 1, 4, 7 & 15.

The International Opera Awards nominations were also released this week, and Joyce is the only singer to be nominated individually in two categories, for her album ‘Stella di Napoli’ as well as a nomination for Female Singer of the Year. Congrats to all the nominees!

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WS2014 Gm7: Joyce DiDonato sings National Anthem

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

Joyce DiDonato: Alcina by Handel

Stella di Napoli

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“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.”
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Free Form “Wisdom”

During the flurry of my insanely bizarre and wonderful fall schedule, I received a request from the Mu Phi Chapter at Radford University in Virginia, asking for some words of encouragement. As a proud Mu Phi Alum, it took me a few weeks to respond, but I managed to get a few thoughts down onto “paper” while speeding across Europe on a high speed train. It’s not my most eloquent writing, but it captured that particular moment in time where my brain was buzzing with the desire to impart some, eh hem, wisdom, words of encouragement, and perhaps even so much as empowering them to get fierce about their paths!

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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