Apr 22, 2015 | News | No Comments
Joyce brings the thrilling programme from her award-winning album Drama Queens on tour this spring, her first throughout the Asian continent. She has previously toured the program across the United States, in New York City, San Francisco, and Kansas City, as well as several European appearances, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, and Brussels.
Ms. DiDonato will be accompanied by the illustrious period ensemble Il pomo d’oro, led by Music Director and violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky. The first performance takes place at the dazzling Royal House Muscat in Oman, on May 1. They continue on to Singapore’s Esplande Concert Hall on May 4, Hong Kong’s HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall on May 6, the Grand Theatre in Shanghai on May 8, and Beijing’s Concert Hall of NCPA on May 10. The spectacular program features vocal works by several of the 17th and 18th century’s best-known composers, including Handel, Monteverdi, and Gluck, as well as orchestral pieces by Scarlatti and Vivaldi.
See what the critics had to say about Joyce’s previous Drama Queens performances!
Apr 15, 2015 | News | No Comments
Next season, Joyce makes her highly anticipated role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s romantic tragedy Werther at the Royal Opera House. Ms. DiDonato stars alongside tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role, with the Royal Opera’s Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano leading the orchestra and chorus. This will be a reunion for Ms. DiDonato and Mr. Pappano in London, following their thrilling recital last year at Wigmore Hall.
Performances take place June 19, 24 & 27 and July 3, 6 & 13, with the June 27 performance receiving a live broadcast into cinemas worldwide.
Apr 8, 2015 | News | No Comments
Joyce DiDonato’s latest release on the Warner Classics/Erato label, Stella di Napoli, has been honored with a 2015 BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award. Joyce shared the following message with her fans on Facebook in response to this spectacular win:
“An enormous thank you to BBC Music Magazine for this beautiful honor. This is one that is particularly meaningful to me since it is voted on by you, the fans. Not to sound like a broken record, but I’m unspeakably grateful for the opportunity to sing for you all, and particularly in the case of this album, to bring “new” music into your lives. Thank you for listening and sharing!!!”
The awards were presented at the BBC Music Magazine’s 10th annual ceremony, held at King’s Palace in London. Congrats to all of this year’s winners!