Tour Dates


January 26 - PBS Broadcast

Great Performances at the Met: Norma


January 26, 29, 31 February 3, 6, 9 - Madrid

Dead Man Walking


February 20 - London

Dead Man Walking


April 12, 17, 20 - New York City



April 22 - New York City

Master Class


Great Performances at the Met – PBS Broadcast: Bellini’s ‘Norma’ Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met begins with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned, conducted by Carlo RizziNorma stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titlular druid high priestess, opposite Joyce DiDonato as Norma’s new rival and Joseph Calleja as her unfaithful lover – a casting dream for bel canto fans.

Premieres nationwide Friday, January 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS
Encore presentation Sunday, January 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)


‘Dead Man Walking’ in Spain and England

In her first operatic engagement of 2018, Joyce DiDonato brings her signature portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s emotionally gripping work Dead Man Walking to premiere venues in Madrid and London. She previously starred in the role to tremendous acclaim at Houston Grand Opera:

… her extraordinary mix of vibrancy, gravity and exacting nuance amounted to a portrayal that easily ranked with her finest work.” (The New York Times)

Ms. DiDonato can be seen as Sister Helen from January 26 – February 9 in the premiere performances of the piece at the Teatro Real, with Michael Mayes as Joseph DeRocher and Maria Zifchak as Mrs. DeRocher. Mark Wigglesworth leads the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real for these performances, which feature a production by Leonard Foglia originally seen at New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera. The cast and Maestro Wiggleworth then travel to London, for a semi-staged performance of the work at the Barbican on February 20 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, and Finchley Children’s Music Group. The event, which is the UK premiere of Dead Man Walking, is featured as part of the venue’s series “The Art of Change” which explores the ways artists reflect on, respond to and inspire and effect change in the world.

Purchase the audio recording of Dead Man Walking from Houston Grand Opera via iTunes or Amazon.

“Listen for” on Radio 3: Joyce DiDonato and the Great American Songbook

Joyce DiDonato dips into the Great American Songbook to select some gems from the American repertoire. Her programme includes less well-known composers alongside the better-known numbers, with works by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Charles Griffes and Philip Glass rubbing shoulders with favourites by Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

Listen next Thursday at 1pm, London Time, via BBC Radio 3


Joyce DiDonato records Berlioz: Les Troyens – Adieu Fière Cité (Didon)

Nuit d’ivresse et d’extase infinie! – Joyce DiDonato & Michael Spyres

Q & A with Joyce DiDonato about Didon in ‘Les Troyens’

Semiramide: trailer


“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


2 hours ago

Mira, Norma .... and the rest of you, as well!! ;-)

12 hours ago

GREAT SCOTT! OUT NOW: an epic new piece by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally, celebrating the world of Opera in gran…

13 hours ago

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!!

15 Jan

Guapaaaaa!!!! How stellar you are on this recording!!! #youmatter xoxoxo

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My New Year’s Resolute Suggestions for Singers, et al …

So, that was 2016 … !  I’ve always loved looking back at a recently closed chapter in my life, analyzing it to learn what worked well (and what didn’t), appreciating it for what it was, and setting up my game plan for the next adventure.  While this past year has been an astonishing one for me in many ways, I have to ask: is anyone else out there happy to usher this particular 365-day cycle out the door?  I thought so.  So, that means THIS is the moment for us to decide HOW we want to open the door to the next cycle.  


There will always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover.

~ Joyce DiDonato