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May 29 - Paris

Agrippina

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May 31 - London

Agrippina

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June 4, 5, 6 - Rome

Concert

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June 7 - Saint-Denis

Giovanna d’Arco

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June 20 - Auvers-sur-Oise

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European Tour of Handel’s ‘Agrippina’ with Il Pomo d’Oro

This month, Joyce DiDonato stars in concert performances of Handel’s Agrippina with her longtime collaborators, Il Pomo d’Oro and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. Based on the life of the mother of Roman emperor Nero, Ms. DiDonato sings the title role, sharing the stage with her esteemed colleagues including Luca Pisaroni as Claudio, Elsa Benoit as Poppea, Xavier Sabata as Ottone, Franco Fagioli as Nerone, Andrea Mastroni as Pallante, and Carlo Vistoli singing Narciso.

Concert dates include May 14 at the Philharmonie Luxembourg; May 16 at the Teatro Real de Madrid; May 18 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu; May 29 at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and concluding on May 31 at the Barbican Centre. More

Berlioz’s ‘La Mort de Cléopâtre’ with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Joyce DiDonato returns to Chicago to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti on May 2, 4 & 7 in Orchestra Hall and on May 3 at Wheaton College, as part of the CSO’s annual series of concerts in the institution’s 2,357-seat Edman Memorial Chapel. Following her performances of Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust in Strasbourg, she takes on another work of Berlioz, his La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra). Mr. Muti will also conduct the CSO in two dramatic and evocative works about Rome: Bizet’s Roma and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. More

A return to Strasbourg for Berlioz’s ‘La damnation de Faust’

This spring, Joyce DiDonato returns to Strasbourg for two concert performances of Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, under the baton of John Nelson. In April 2017, Joyce sang two concert performances of Berlioz’s Les Troyens in Strasbourg, led by Mr. Nelson who is a renowned master of Berlioz’s music, with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and a spectacular cast. The performances were recorded live and released by Erato, garnering critical acclaim and awards like Gramophone’s 2018 Recording of the Year. Purchase links and more information available via Joyce’s Recordings.

On April 25 & 26, Ms. DiDonato will sing Marguerite and she shares the stage with a cast including Michael Spyres as Faust, Nicolas Courjal as Méphistophélès, and Alexandre Duhamel as Brander. John Nelson conducts the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Maîtrise de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg, and the Gulbenkian Choir. Joyce can also be heard singing the aria “D’amour l’ardente flame” from the opera on her album ReJOYCE!

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‘Agrippina’ (2018/19) – “Ogni vento ch’al porto lo spinga”

Rossini’s “Nacqui all’affanno … Non più mesta” from La Cenerentola

Massenet’s “Va! laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther

Rossini’s “Nacqui all’affanno … Non più mesta” from La Cenerentola

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TONIGHT we bring our #Agrippina to the @liceu_opera_barcelona for 3.75 hours of scheming da capos!! No puc esperar!!!! #elpoderabsolutcorrompeabsolutament #totiaixíaquestsrecitatius #diversíoperversa Photo: Javier Del Real @ilpdo

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Last night I had the great, wicked joy of debuting the role of Agrippina with my beloved Il "Pomo d'Oro" orchestra and a wonderful cast. It’s going to be great fun getting to know her more and more ... not a moral fiber to be found in her!!!! Reminds me of a few people presently in power, no?? #absolutepowercorruptsABSOLUTELY #motheroftheyear #wheresmythrone #whatdoesagirlhavetodotogetacrown #thoserecitsthough 📸: @catecool

When I first flirted with the idea of taking on #Agrippina, it was asked of me, “But you do know she’s quite wicked, right?” Oh yes. I know. A new tour begins NOW with an extraordinary cast and my beloved partners Il Pomo d’oro with Maxim Emelyanychev at the helm. Between our limited 5-city tour, we are RECORDING!! • Handel: AGRIPPINA Luxembourg City • Madrid • Barcelona • Paris • London Il "Pomo d'Oro" orchestra @ilpdo @maxim_emelyanychev, harpsichord/director • Joyce DiDonato - Agrippina @LucaPisaroni - Claudio @elsabenoitsoprano - Poppea @xaviersabata - Ottone / Giunone Franco Fagioli- Nerone @andrewmastroni - Pallante @carlo.vistoli - Narciso Biagio Pizzuti - Lesbo • #BacktoHandel #Wicked #absolutepowercorruptsabsolutely #ihavealwaysbraggedabouthowmuchiloverecitative #timetoputmymoneywheremymouthis #HIGHDRAMA #handel @philharmonie_lux @teatro_real @liceu_opera_barcelona @theatre_champs_elysees @barbicancentre @askonasholt STYLING: @vitatzykun PHOTO: @chrissingerme

“I left my heart ... in Windy Chi-Town...” Aside from the glorious music making with the astonishing, treasured @chicagosymphony, it was this day at the Warrenville Juvenile Detention Center that stole my heart. I applaud the CSO and Maestro Muti for their commitment to bring their music to these beautiful kids, and I was deeply honored to sing for them. Seeing tears come to their eyes as they experienced Mozart first hand was simply life-affirming. As the beautiful girl in the yellow shirt told me afterwards as tears spilled from her eyes, “I don’t know what happened to me, but it feels like all of the anguish I’ve ever felt in my life came pouring out of that music.” Let’s not EVER underestimate the need for human connection in these kids’ lives. In a broken system and an often broken world, music and the arts are a bonafide, VITAL part of healing. How can you help? Photos: @toddrphoto

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Getting my Cléopâtre on! What a JOY to be back on stage with the singular @chicagosymphony making extraordinary music together. I’m so glad to be here.

I am thrilled to remain in the gorgeous world of Berlioz a while longer and look forward to singing his poignant cantata La Mort de Cléopâtre with the brilliant Chicago Symphony Orchestra​ and Maestro Riccardo Muti​ this week! May 2, 4 & 7: Orchestra Hall May 3: Wheaton College​ @chicagosymphony @riccardomutimusic Photo: Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune

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