Blog Archive

2018 Nov 29. “The girl spoke of love …”

2016 Dec 31. My New Year’s Resolute Suggestions for Singers, et al …

2016 Dec 11. Music, art & fashion for peace: Joyce DiDonato at UC Berkeley

2016 Oct 19. Finding Harmony in music of war and peace

2015 Jun 21. Dedicating Romeo

2014 Dec 03. Free Form “Wisdom”

2014 May 27. The Juilliard School’s 109th Commencement Speech ~ Joyce DiDonato

2013 Sep 05. ROYGBIV

2013 Feb 15. A letter to the up & coming opera lovers!

2013 Jan 19. Realizing Mary

2013 Jan 02. Present New Year

2012 Nov 26. Realizing a Dream

2012 Nov 24. Time Travel: via the Royal Waves of Sound

2012 Sep 29. Being Romeo

2012 Jun 18. A letter from the heart, to you wonderful, aspiring young artists out there!

2012 Mar 18. Grammy Bliss

2011 Dec 30. End of the Year “Best of” Lists

2011 Nov 23. A gratitude posting for Thanksgiving

2011 Jul 05. Refreshing innocence

2011 Jun 12. Random Rainy Day Ramblings and Research

2011 Jun 08. Thinking out loud

2011 May 17. Welcome coincidence

2011 Apr 07. Looking to Webster

2011 Feb 18. Airplanes, recitals and sleep, oh my!

2011 Feb 08. The night after … and, well … the night before!

2011 Jan 29. Sistah!

2011 Jan 13. DMW in COLOR!

2011 Jan 12. DMW in B&W

2011 Jan 10. Questioning along the journey

2011 Jan 02. Opportunity is knocking … go on, let it in!

2010 Dec 23. Layering

2010 Dec 02. “Is there an “off switch” for this thing?”, she asked about her brain

2010 Nov 20. Process

2010 Nov 06. Ja Ja

2010 Oct 27. Happy Autumn!

2010 Oct 14. Teachers, Olivia Newton-John, and Speaking Up

2010 Oct 05. Positively WOW!

2010 Sep 26. One of those weeks

2010 Sep 22. Please excuse the digression, but I feel I must…

2010 Sep 22. Passing by

2010 Sep 21. Broadening my horizons

2010 Sep 14. The beautiful, inspiring good news about the Arts in today’s world

2010 Sep 13. Broadcast Alert and random thoughts

2010 Sep 02. What deep relaxation looks like

2010 Aug 23. Reflections

2010 Aug 20. Sublime Surreality

2010 Aug 20. Salzburg Recap

2010 Aug 17. "Things Change, Jo"

2010 Aug 16. An Experiment

2010 Aug 13. Austrian Photo Safari – looking up!

2010 Aug 12. Why rain is good

2010 Aug 10. Worst accompanying photos EVER, but it’s the best I can do for the moment!

2010 Aug 09. Look, Norma…

2010 Aug 08. The kitchen is open!

2010 Aug 06. It’s a November release, Baby!!!

2010 Aug 04. Too beautiful

2010 Aug 03. Opposing views

2010 Aug 02. Let the Tweets begin!

2010 Aug 01. Getting back into the swing of things

2010 Jul 28. Parting thoughts, secret looks, and invitations!

2010 Jul 20. Heating things up

2010 Jul 16. Another immense loss.

2010 Jul 15. Sir Charles

2010 Jul 09. Striking

2010 Jul 07. I need Zen…

2010 Jul 06. Son qua!

2010 Jun 20. Parisian Photo Safari

2010 Jun 11. The 411

2010 Jun 06. Truth

2010 May 30. Imagination and Gratitude – a tidbit for the aspiring young artists

2010 May 27. Every once in awhile…

2010 May 13. Lightening up!

2010 May 08. Breaking it down

2010 May 05. Opening Night!

2010 May 02. Wisdom

2010 Apr 28. Music! Music! Music!

2010 Apr 25. Running Through

2010 Apr 18. A lady on a lake

2010 Apr 06. Thought for a day

2010 Apr 02. Themes

2010 Mar 31. Introducing….

2010 Mar 27. Parting = Sweet Sorrow. Indeed.

2010 Mar 03. Hard Drive Hospital

2010 Feb 27. The Miraculous Universal Language

2010 Feb 13. Ah tutti contenti…

2010 Feb 04. Those details wherein lies the devil!

2010 Feb 03. Karma!!!

2010 Feb 02. Loving it

2010 Jan 23. Good planning!

2010 Jan 23. Music heals

2010 Jan 18. "That’s Amore!!"

2010 Jan 07. “On the wings of love…”

2010 Jan 06. Into the blind night

2010 Jan 05. You call this mercy?

2010 Jan 04. Aaaaaa…

2010 Jan 02. Happy New Year!

2009 Dec 24. A holiday full of thanks

2009 Dec 18. Opera News Awards

2009 Dec 07. Rainy days and Mondays…

2009 Dec 01. Perspective!

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TONIGHT we bring our #Agrippina to the @liceu_opera_barcelona for 3.75 hours of scheming da capos!! No puc esperar!!!! #elpoderabsolutcorrompeabsolutament #totiaixíaquestsrecitatius #diversíoperversa Photo: Javier Del Real @ilpdo

Close up of the print on my Agrippina Dress! I found the silk in #Shanghai and knew it was for this aspiring, conquering Handelian Roman!!! #dragonsandbuildingsandsilkohmy #abdolutepowercorruptsABSOLUTELY #norestforthewicked #rulersareyoutakingnote??

Last night I had the great, wicked joy of debuting the role of Agrippina with my beloved Il "Pomo d'Oro" orchestra and a wonderful cast. It’s going to be great fun getting to know her more and more ... not a moral fiber to be found in her!!!! Reminds me of a few people presently in power, no?? #absolutepowercorruptsABSOLUTELY #motheroftheyear #wheresmythrone #whatdoesagirlhavetodotogetacrown #thoserecitsthough 📸: @catecool

When I first flirted with the idea of taking on #Agrippina, it was asked of me, “But you do know she’s quite wicked, right?” Oh yes. I know. A new tour begins NOW with an extraordinary cast and my beloved partners Il Pomo d’oro with Maxim Emelyanychev at the helm. Between our limited 5-city tour, we are RECORDING!! • Handel: AGRIPPINA Luxembourg City • Madrid • Barcelona • Paris • London Il "Pomo d'Oro" orchestra @ilpdo @maxim_emelyanychev, harpsichord/director • Joyce DiDonato - Agrippina @LucaPisaroni - Claudio @elsabenoitsoprano - Poppea @xaviersabata - Ottone / Giunone Franco Fagioli- Nerone @andrewmastroni - Pallante @carlo.vistoli - Narciso Biagio Pizzuti - Lesbo • #BacktoHandel #Wicked #absolutepowercorruptsabsolutely #ihavealwaysbraggedabouthowmuchiloverecitative #timetoputmymoneywheremymouthis #HIGHDRAMA #handel @philharmonie_lux @teatro_real @liceu_opera_barcelona @theatre_champs_elysees @barbicancentre @askonasholt STYLING: @vitatzykun PHOTO: @chrissingerme

“I left my heart ... in Windy Chi-Town...” Aside from the glorious music making with the astonishing, treasured @chicagosymphony, it was this day at the Warrenville Juvenile Detention Center that stole my heart. I applaud the CSO and Maestro Muti for their commitment to bring their music to these beautiful kids, and I was deeply honored to sing for them. Seeing tears come to their eyes as they experienced Mozart first hand was simply life-affirming. As the beautiful girl in the yellow shirt told me afterwards as tears spilled from her eyes, “I don’t know what happened to me, but it feels like all of the anguish I’ve ever felt in my life came pouring out of that music.” Let’s not EVER underestimate the need for human connection in these kids’ lives. In a broken system and an often broken world, music and the arts are a bonafide, VITAL part of healing. How can you help? Photos: @toddrphoto

Can you #HANDEL the #glamour? You know you can’t!!! 🤓 Hotel room studying, people. It’s real, it’s thrilling, and it’s my most favorite thing everrrrrrrrrrrrr. [srcsm] #sheisNOTplayingaround #anythingforthethrone #andstillshepersisted #couldthereBEmorerecitative? #no #notherecouldnot #justtakethethronealready #GOTagrippinastyle #absolutepowerblahblah #historySUREDOESrepeat #andstill ... #thisroleisEPIC

Getting my Cléopâtre on! What a JOY to be back on stage with the singular @chicagosymphony making extraordinary music together. I’m so glad to be here.

I am thrilled to remain in the gorgeous world of Berlioz a while longer and look forward to singing his poignant cantata La Mort de Cléopâtre with the brilliant Chicago Symphony Orchestra​ and Maestro Riccardo Muti​ this week! May 2, 4 & 7: Orchestra Hall May 3: Wheaton College​ @chicagosymphony @riccardomutimusic Photo: Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune

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~ Joyce DiDonato