Critical Acclaim: In War and Peace – The Final Tour

“En consonancia con el despliegue de luces, que transforman la sala en un caleidoscopio incomparable, y videos que crean los diferentes climas y dialogan con la coreografía, la música y el vestuario (obra de la gran Vivienne Westwood y de Lasha Rostobaia), la voz de la cantante, un hilo dorado que no parece nacer del cuerpo sino del alma, despliega su infinidad de colores, en especial en versiones desgarradoras de When I Am Laid in Earth, de Dido y Eneas, de Purcell, o en Lascia ch’io pianga, de Rinaldo, de Händel.”

Clarín (Teatro Colón)

« Sur le lamento de Dido « When I am laid in earth », extrait de Didon et Énée de Purcell, la voix se fait douce comme une prière aux morts. Tout à la fois porte-voix des bourreaux et des victimes, de la fureur et des tremblements, des conquêtes comme des défaites, le timbre de Joyce DiDonato, clair, limpide, souple et diffus à la fois, nourri de bas et de hauts médiums chaleureux et d’aigus cristallins, exhale les souffrances humaines et trouve les inflexions justes dans un phrasé qui traduit ces impressions d’effroi et de terreur. Après le combat, Lascia ch’io pianga (Laisse-moi pleurer), fameux air de Haendel, est un sommet de grâce, de délicatesse et de désolation qui laisse le public en apesanteur.»

“On Dido’s lamento “When I am ugly in earth”, taken from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, the voice becomes soft as a prayer to the dead. Joyce DiDonato’s timbre, clear, clear, limpid, supple and diffuse, nourished by warm lows and high mediums and crystalline highs, exhales human suffering and finds the right inflections in a phrasing that translates these impressions of fear and terror, is at the same time the voice of executioners and victims, fury and earthquakes, conquests and defeats. After the fight, Lascia ch’io pianga (Let Me Cry), Handel’s famous aria, is a summit of grace, delicacy and desolation that leaves the audience in weightlessness.”

Ôlyrix (Teatro Colón)

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Looking forward to these powerful concerts with Yannick @nezetseguin! Schubert: Winterreise • Dec 08 | @clubmusicaldequebec Dec 11 | @princeton University Dec 15 | @carnegiehall * 📅 joycedidonato.com/category/events/🖥 *Live on @medici.tv - Dec. 15. www.medici.tv/en/calendar/ • • “The DiDonato/Nézet-Séguin pairing is inspired, one of those special nights where you rarely get to see two musical superstars pull off a work of this magnitude.” • ~ Independent Kansas City

And with the snap of the fingers, this blissful, nourishing tour with the extraordinary @orchestre_metropolitain comes to a conclusion. After touring some of the top halls in North America, what a joy to finish in the home of the @philorch, another base for the boundless energy and gifts of @nezetseguin. It also wraps up 3 astonishing months for me, going from Agrippina in London, across Sputh America and landing in DC for #InWarAndPeace, launching the new recording of #Damnation, visiting the @npr #tinydesk, (look for it in Jan!), and even traveling to ancient Egypt yesterday! Is there a more perfect conclusion to this memorable period than #Mozart? I think not! Photo: @fgoupil #partopartotomorrow #thatclari netthough #fullcircle #lastsangthisariainphillytwentyfouryearsagoatavaforthedeathbyariasingoff #spellcheckTHAT

#StandingOvation to the entire #Akhnaten Family for this beautiful performance today. Utterly unforgettable!!!! #Repost @metopera with @get_repost ・・・ Mezzo-soprano @joycedidonato hosted today’s Live in HD transmission of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten—seen in more than 70 countries worldwide. 🌎 Don’t miss her performance in the upcoming production of Agrippina, live in cinemas on February 29! #MetHD #MetOpera #Opera #Akhnaten #PhilipGlass #LiveinHD #Movies

Live from the Met in one hour! The Met's epic production of Philip Glass' Akhnaten is shown live on screen in cinemas worldwide and I am thrilled to host the broadcast. In bocca al lupo to this stellar cast! I can't wait to see the show and speak to you about this gorgeous work. @metopera #metopera #liveinhd #Movies #PhilipGlass #Akhnaten @philipglassmusic @arcostanzo #MetHD

An overwhelming evening last night @carnegiehall, with my fellow Perspective”s Artist, @nezetseguin, as he brought his first orchestra, @orchestre_metropolitain, to this beautiful hall for the first time. The pure joy and abundant love that poured forth from the legendary stage in the remarkable Bruckner 4 elevated us all. What a gift it is to be a part of his world. 🎉💃🎉 Photo: @fgoupil

It was an overwhelming musical experience to return to Strasbourg and my "Berlioz Family" to bring "La Damnation de Faust" to life! Released today, I can't think of a more perfect way to round out this Berlioz Year. I hope you will listen and be swept away, as we all were by the experience! @philharmonique_de_strasbourg @spikelmyers @nicolascourjal @alexandreduhamelbaritone @warner_classics @warnerclassicsus • 💿 Link in bio to pre-order the album. • • #berlioz #berlioz150 #yearofberlioz #faust #opera #newmusicfriday

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Thank you #AnnArbor, @umspresents, @orchestre_metropolitain , beloved @nezetseguin, and divine #Mozart. My soul is well-nourished tonight. ❤️❤️❤️

What fabulous news to wake up to, today!!!! So proud to be nominated for this hugely joyful project!!! Way to go, @craigterrypiano, @hotlipsporter, @lautaro_greco, #ChuckIsraels and #JimmyMadison!! Let’s Play On!!! #doesthatsaytwentytwenty #newdecaderealness #grammygrammygrammy @recordingacademy #grammys

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