Joyce DiDonato is Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 Perspectives Artist

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Joyce DiDonato is a multi–Grammy Award winner; a dazzling star of the concert, recital, and operatic stages; as well as a passionate advocate for the arts. Praised for her “melting tone and natural richness” (The New York Times), her remarkable musicianship, effervescent personality, and generous spirit make her a beloved performer.

DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall for her second Perspectives series. In the summer before the 2019–2020 season, she joins the Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America on tour to Europe. In November, she opens her Perspectives with one of her specialties: singing Berlioz’s royal protagonist in the dramatic La mort de Cléopâtre, this time with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. Known for capturing the essence of everything she sings, she joins fellow Perspectives artist Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain for arias by Mozart. Nézet-Séguin (on piano) also collaborates with her in Schubert’s harrowing and compellingly tragic song cycle Winterreise. DiDonato continues her series of master classes for young opera singers in the Hall’s Resnick Education Wing later next spring. As part of the Weill Music Institute’s All Together: A Global Ode to Joy, she joins New Yorkers of all ages onstage to share their own perspectives on joy, a universal emotion that binds communities together. Spring also will be the time for her to explore the beautifully melodic songs of Debussy, Ravel, and others in A French Soirée with flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, clarinetist Anthony McGill, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, pianist Bryan Wagorn, and the Brentano String Quartet. Her performances with Il Pomo d’Oro are legendary, providing a fitting conclusion for her Perspectives with a program of opera arias under the direction of Maxim Emelyanychev.

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An extraordinary #openingnight on #Broadway last night as Orfeus’s song was sung anew in an astonishing show: #Hadestown. Immense respect for the incredible cast, crew, creative team, and for the eternal song that continues to need to be sung!!! A GREAT night of theater!! (And a huge shout out for NO routine key changes and assaulting amplification!) #fresh #whydowebuildthewall #pleasedontturnaround #doubt #destructivedoubt #raisingmycuprightback PS: @douglasladnier - thanks for the decades of friendship, my friend! You’re a treasure!

Our penultimate performance tonight of #LaClemenzaDiTito at the @metopera. This one will be difficult to say goodbye to! @polenzanitenor @elzasoprano @vanhorncvh @yingletsings #EmilyDAngelo @metoperachorus @metorchestra @metoperasupers #SestoForever

A most heartfelt thank you to these wonderful, brave artists. What a rich journey you all took us on during these 3 days. I couldn’t be prouder of each if you, and I thank you for giving so much of yourselves. I hope you felt how rich the reward was as you dared to walk through the fear!!! Bravi @key.sings, @alexandra_sings, @mayaamir91, and @aaroncmusic. Once again, @carnegiehall and @medici.tv are superstars for making these classes available across the globe. I hope you got a lot out of them! Many thanks for tuning in and see you next year!! #bravesingers #artislife #lifeisart #whereyouwalk #trustthepianissimo #openyourheart #nyanyanya #artheals #thatwasintense #keepyourpilotlightlit

I am thrilled to return to @CarnegieHall for three master classes this week! Tune in at 4 PM (EDT) today, tomorrow and on Sunday to watch the live stream on @medici.tv. 👉 link in bio. #masterclass #livestream

👉 Head over to @metopera! I am taking over the Met’s instagram account for our fourth performance of La Clemenza di Tito tonight. Stay tuned! #joyceforthemet #instagramtakeover Photo: Richard Termine / Met Opera

#NYstateofmind #noeffects #naturaltaxifilter #letthelightin #capturethemomentnow #naturenaturallyblowsmymind #prismsrock

Once upon a time there was a magical presence in the world who made us all believe in fairy tales again!! It was a tremendous honor to present Laurent Pelly with his well deserved @opera.news Award last night at the @theplazahotel in NYC. OF course so much of the Opera Family Royalty was on hand, including the [email protected]_domingo and fellow honoree, the radiant @ailynperezsoprano. Friends joining from KC made it even more special! Congratulations to all the honorees!!! #celebratingopera Photos from the fab @darioshoots and Lisa Pacino. @kevindeenart @palluccab

What a joy to join my @carnegiehall family, under the visionary leadership of the Chairman, Robert Smith, and the Executive Director, Clive Gillinson. I’m certain this legendary institution will lead many other arts organizations into a vibrant, transformative, inspired future where Art is for all. Of course, to commemorate such a shining occasion, how could we not celebrate the beauty of @cartier?? A million thanks for the exquisite jewels. And finally, there simply aren’t enough words to sing the praises of pianist @bryanwagorn highly enough. I suppose that’s why we felt the need for a mock prom pic. #howdoigettocarnegiehall #nolie #practicepracticepractice #andonceyougetthere #shineshineahine #thefutureisSObright #ifweallriseup. Thank you @julieskarratt for the lovely souvenir photos!

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

~ Joyce DiDonato