Tour Dates


Feb 14 - Helsinki

Gala Concert


February 29
March 3 - Berlin

I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Romeo (in concert)


March 9 - Versailles



April 9 - Paris

Werther / Charlotte (in concert)


April 11 - Amsterdam



The Classical Beat: Joyce DiDonato will perform twice in next Harriman-Jewell Series

The Kansas City Star
by Patrick Neas
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Can you ever have too much Joyce DiDonato? That’s like asking if you can ever have too much barbecue. Of course not.

The Harriman-Jewell Series 2016-17 season is offering two healthy servings of Kansas City’s hometown mezzo-soprano that are as welcome as two heaping platters of burnt ends and ribs. And there’s plenty more to make next season a veritable feast of music and dance.


Gala Concert in Helsinki

Joyce DiDonato travels to Finland this month, as the featured artist in a special Gala Concert event at Helsinki’s Finlandia-Talo, on February 14. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster; please note several seating areas are now sold-out, with limited availability remaining in the theater.


SemperOpernball in Dresden

Joyce DiDonato is a featured artist for this year’s SemperOpernball, at the Semperoper Dresden on January 29. This spectacular annual event highlights acclaimed artists from a variety of genres. The 2016 programme also includes pop singer Semino Rossi, dancers from the Lido in Paris, and students from the Warsaw School of Arts and their costume extravaganza. Ticket levels and more information for this not-to-be-missed evening are available at the following link.


The Juilliard School Master Class: Jakub Józef Orliński & Michał Biel

The Juilliard School Master Class: Introduction

Best of 2016 Master Classes at Carnegie Hall

Reflections: Joyce DiDonato 2015 Master Classes


“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?







As an artist, you will never arrive at a fixed destination. THIS is the glory and the reward of striving to master your craft and embarking on the path of curiosity and imagination, while being tireless in your pursuit of something greater than yourself.

~ Joyce DiDonato