Tour Dates

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Sept 19 - Tokyo

Mozart Concert

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Sept 13, 17, 20 - Tokyo

Don Giovanni / Donna Elvira

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Sept 23 - Nishinomiya

Don Giovanni / Donna Elvira

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

Great Scott /
Arden Scott

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Dec 7 - New York City

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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.

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Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall

Last year’s recital by the dream duo of Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano works wonderfully as a double CD – arguably more effective than the concert itself. Haydn’s dramatic scena, Arianna a Naxos, comes into its own, the seriousness, virtuosity and beauty of the performance easier to enjoy in private contemplation. The songs of Francesco Santoliquido (1883-1971) sound silken rather than cloying. On CD2, the selection from big-name American songwriters – Stephen Foster, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers – never disappoints. All the Things You Are, I Love a Piano and Over the Rainbow act as touching encores. DiDonato’s immaculate voice relishes every vowel sound, Pappano responds with pianistic wit and idiomatic invention. Ad libs and applause are judiciously included. All a delight.”

Fiona Maddocks – The Guardian

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2016 Carnegie Hall Master Classes

Joyce DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall this season, to lead Master Classes for young singers from January 8-10. These Classes will be streamed live from the Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing via medici.tv. Enjoy the videos from her 2015 classes which are now archived at the following link, and this Opera-Online feature highlighting the experience.

Applications for singers (ages 18-35) will be available online on August 18, with a submission deadline of October 15. Visit CarnegieHall.org for more information.

Video

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)

Joyce DiDonato – Maurice Ravel, Shéhérazade

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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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