May 11, 2019 | News | No Comments
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
Apr 27, 2019 | News | No Comments
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
Apr 17, 2019 | News | No Comments
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!