Aug 6, 2019 | News | No Comments
This month, Joyce DiDonato joins the National Youth Orchestra of the USA on tour with Sir Antonio Pappano, for four performances of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs: Les nuits d’été. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz. Although not known primarily as a composer of song, he wrote more than fifty, many of them prime examples of his gift for melody.
The concert appearances will include August 9 at Usher Hall, part of the Edinburgh International Festival; August 11 at Royal Albert Hall, part of BBC Proms (broadcast available via BBC Four on Friday, August 16); August 13 at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; and conclude on August 14 at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (live stream available on August 14 via the Elbphilharmonie). More
Jul 8, 2019 | News | No Comments
On July 11, Joyce DiDonato joins pianist Iain Burnside in recital at Grange Park Opera’s West Horsley Place in Surrey, England. The sold-out performance will feature repertoire by Haydn, Mozart, Bellini, Pablo Luna, Rossini, Berlioz, and Reynaldo Hahn. West Horsley Place, an enchanting 15th-century house in the Surrey hills, is home to Grange Park Opera’s elegant summer 2019 festival. To learn more, click here.
Jun 18, 2019 | News | No Comments
On June 20, Joyce DiDonato performs in recital with her longtime collaborator, pianist David Zobel, at the Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise. Together they present a program featuring arias by Mozart, Handel, Rossini, and American songs. Marking the 39th edition, learn more about the Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise here.
Previous acclaim of Ms. DiDonato and David Zobel in recital:
“Accompanied by the pianist David Zobel, Ms. DiDonato opened with three arias from operas by Vivaldi. The qualities that have made her a hot commodity in Handel were on full display: powerful low notes, penetrating highs and utter security in between, as well as dazzling technical command, stylish ornamentation and an eloquent grasp of character.” (New York Times) More