About the album

ReJOYCE – The Best of Joyce DiDonato

Händel/Mozart/Bellini/Rossini

An album produced by and dedicated to Joyce’s fans from around the world.

This 2CD collection marks mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato’s first 10 years with Erato/Warner Classics. As she announced online to her fans: “Ten years of recording hasn’t just been about me, it’s been about me and you, the listeners.” She then invited the public to suggest names for her album, to select its content and provide quotes and photos, including the cover photo, by fan Xenia Varelas.

The result is ReJOYCE!, 31 tracks ranging from Baroque opera and bel canto to Strauss, Jake Heggie, Rodgers & Hammerstein and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’.

Track Listing

Disc 1
01 Frondi tenere… Ombra mai fu: Serse, HWV40, Act I – Joyce DiDonato/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis
02 Act III, scene 11 – Crude furie degl’orridi abissi (Serse): Serse HWV 40 (1737) – Joyce DiDonato/Christophe Rousset/Les Talens Lyrique
03 Addio, Roma: L’Incoronazione di poppea, SV 308 – Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée/Joyce DiDonato
04 Aria: Non saria pena la mia: Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV.710, Act I, Scena 9 – Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante/Joyce DiDonato
05 Act V, scene 1 – Moriro, ma vendicata: Teseo HWV 9 (1713) – Joyce DiDonato/Christophe Rousset/Les Talens Lyrique
06 Io t’abraccio: Rodelinda HWV 19 – Joyce DiDonato/Patrizia Ciofi/Il Complesso Barocco
07 Aria: Scherza infida: Ariodante HWV 33, Atto secondo, Scena 3 – Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
08 Aria: Vanne, sorella ingrata (Radamisto) HWV 12a: Radamisto, Atto 2, Scena 8 – Joyce DiDonato/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis
09 Madre diletta, abbracciami: Ifigenia in Aulide – Joyce DiDonato/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis
10 Col versar, barbaro, il sangue: Berenice – Joyce DiDonato/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis
11 Act III, scene 3 – Where shall I fly?: Hercules HWV 60 (1745), Air de Dejanira – Joyce DiDonato/Christophe Rousset/Les Talens Lyrique
12 Sposa, son disprezzata: Merope – Joyce DiDonato/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis
13 Duet: Addio, mio caro bene (Act 1, Scene 4): Teseo HWV 9 – Patrizia Ciofi/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
14 Parto, parto: La Clemenza di Tito K.621 – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon
15 Voi che sapete: Le Nozze di Figaro K.492 – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon
16 Aprite, presto aprite: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492, Act II – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon

Disc 2
01 Amour, viens rendre à mon âme: Orphée et Eurydice, Act I – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon
02 In quali eccessi, o numi… Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata: Don Giovanni – Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Mahler Chamber Orchestra
03 Una voce poco fa: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
04 Giusto ciel, in tal periglio: Maometto II – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
05 Quis est homo: Stabat Mater – Anna Netrebko/Joyce DiDonato/Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
06 Ascolta! Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio…. – La tremenda ultrice spada: I Capuleti e i Montecchi – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon
07 Tanti affetti in tal momento… Fra il padre, e fra l’amante: La donna del lago – Joyce DiDonato/Edoardo Muller/Coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia
08 La Damnation de Faust: D’amour l’ardente flamme: La Damnation de Faust, Op.24 – Joyce DiDonato/Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon
09 Nacqui all’affanno: La Cenerentola – Joyce DiDonato/Choeurs de l’Opéra National de Lyon
10 Seien wir wieder gut!: Ariadne auf Naxos Op.60 – Joyce DiDonato/Nabil Suliman/Orchestre de l’Opéra
11 You’ve been so good to him and all of us…Who will walk with me?: Dead Man Walking – Joyce DiDonato/Frederica von Stade/Patrick Summers
12 ”You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel – Joyce DiDonato/John Wilson/The John Wilson Orchestra
13 ”Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music – Joyce DiDonato/John Wilson/The John Wilson Orchestra
14 Scene 8 – The Execution: He will gather us around, all around (Sister Helen): Dead Man Walking, Act II – Joyce DiDonato
15 Somewhere over the rainbow – Joyce DiDonato/Kansas City Orchestra/Michael Stern

Album info

Release date: July 1, 2013
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Studio
Label: Erato
ASIN: B00CLVF2AO

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