The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is pleased to recognize Joyce DiDonato | EDEN with a 2023 AATS Award “in recognition of artistic projects that model engagement and activism, and that highlight the importance of community.”
Joyce DiDonato has championed artistic projects that have focused on prison reform, the plight of refugees, our times of war and peace, and the need for music education for all. Her EDEN project partners with youth choirs, engaging children in a musical message for our time, and invites us all to explore our best selves—to create a new EDEN from within and to plant seeds of hope for the future.
Multi-Grammy Award winner and 2018 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe, and has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by the New Yorker. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” according to the Times, Joyce has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography. She is also widely acclaimed for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti.
Joyce’s 2020/21 season began with performances of her baroque-inspired program “My Favorite Things” with Il Pomo d’Oro in Bayreuth and Valencia, as well as a breathtaking recital for the “Met Stars Live in Concert” series. Further season highlights will include performances of Joyce’s “Songplay” program with Craig Terry in Oviedo, Madrid and Barcelona, and Werther in concert under Donald Runnicles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This year Joyce is also delighted to be an Artist Ambassador in partnership with the classical music streaming service, Primephonic.
Joyce was Carnegie Hall’s 19/20 Perspectives Artist with appearances including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti and Schubert’s Winterreise in recital with Nézet-Séguin. The season also held the final tour of her album In War & Peace with Il Pomo d’Oro to South America culminating in Washington DC, and a tour with the Orchestre Métropolitain under Nézet-Séguin.