Tour Dates


Dec 7 - New York City

Opera America: Conversations


December 10 - New York City

Juilliard Master Class Live Stream


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



Winter appearances in New York City

Joyce DiDonato begins the first of many events in New York this season at the National Opera Center, featured as part of OPERA America’s ‘Conversations’ series on December 7. Ms. DiDonato joins Marc Scorca, President and CEO of OPERA America, in an evening of stories and discussion regarding her career and the state of the field. Although tickets for this event are now sold out, there will be a free livestream (and archived broadcast) via OPERA America Onstage.


Opera Rocks! – A new e-newsletter for high school students

Joyce DiDonato launches OPERA ROCKS, an online space for high school students curious about opera – DiDonato becomes the first singer to fund and run such an initiative


‘Great Scots’

The Metropolitan Opera
by Philipp Brieler
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This month’s revival of La Donna del Lago reunites Joyce DiDonato—who won raves for her portrayal of the title role last season—with Lawrence Brownlee, her original co-star when Paul Curran’s staging was first
 seen in Santa Fe in 2013. The two talk about delivering the high-flying vocal fireworks in Rossini’s Scotland-set drama.



Opera Rocks!

Guildhall Masterclass: Joyce DiDonato Vocal Masterclass – Eliza Safjan

Guildhall Masterclass: Joyce DiDonato Vocal Masterclass – Alison Langer

Guildhall Masterclass: Joyce DiDonato Vocal Masterclass – Dominic Sedgwick


“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


4 hours ago

So happy to hear that, Gita thank you!!

6 hours ago

Just heard of Luc Bondy's passing ... filled with extraordinary memories of my brief time working with him ~

8 hours ago

Wow, #Italy. Che fantastico! (And the idea of the #CultureCard is favolosa!)

16 hours ago

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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