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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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I am truly touched to receive the award for Best Female Singer 2019 as part of the inaugural Oper! Awards. This Opera Family is something I treasure deeply, and to join in such a wonderful celebration together as we forge our way forward into the 21st Century is something that inspires me deeply! Onwards and upwards, and sincere congratulations to all the honorees! ✨ ▶︎ www.oper-awards.com 📷 @chrissingerme

#Repost @royaloperahouse with @get_repost ・・・ Handel with care Not long now until Handel’s Agrippina opens on the Main Stage! Starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role, the opera is considered Handel's first operatic masterpiece. When it premiered in 1709 it proved an immediate success and an unprecedented series of 27 consecutive performances followed. This production is brought to life with characteristic invention by director Barrie Kosky. Agrippina opens on Monday - head to our website to book tickets now!

Day 4 of our 8-Days-In-A-Row Rehearsal Marathon to bring #Agrippina to London’s @royaloperahouse in all her glory? ✔️ No question: she is something else!!!! #absolutepowercorruptsabsolutely

I am thrilled to have been named “Female Singer of the Year” for my new album “Songplay". This album holds a very special place in my heart and we had an absolute blast recording it. Huge thank you to @opusklassik for this honor and congratulations to all the other award recipients. I’m so proud to be a part of the classical music family which aims to bring beauty, truth, and reflection into the world. The official ceremony will take place at @konzerthausberlin on October 13th and will be broadcast on ZDF. 🎧 Listen to the Opus Klassik Winners 2019 playlist on @idagioofficial: https://app.idagio.com/playlists/opus-klassik-winners-2019 • 📷 @chrissingerme • Styling: @vitatzykun • Art direction: @catecool • 💎 @tamsenz • 💄 @glowbyaffan • @warner_classics @warnerclassicsus @craigterrypiano #songplay #craigterry @hotlipsporter @lautaro_greco #chuckisraels #jimmymadison #playwiththatsong #yougottalovetobeabletoplay #withasonginmyheart #mezzosoprano #joycedidonato #musicislife #musiciansofinstagram #womenartists

I am so happy to make my debut in Romania this afternoon and sing a concert at the prestigious George Enescu Festival. I hope you can all join us at the gorgeous Romanian Athenaeum. @enescu_festival Photo: @simon.pauly • #georgeenescufestival #athenaeum #mezzosoprano #operasingersofinstagram #tourlife #musiciansofinstagram #musicislife #haydn #mozart #bellini #berlioz #rossini #hahn #pabloluna #recital #operalife #womenartists #instamusic #instaclassical #musicislife #mezzosrock #artistsoninstagram

Hey @nyo.usa - missing you all, so sporting my @converse sneaks in solidarity!!!! Such a WONDERFUL experience performing with each of you on tour! When we meet again on the concert stages of the world, please come say HELLO!!!!! In the meantime, go conquer this next year of your training and your LIFE!!!!! #standingovation to y’all!!!! Xoxoxo

LIVE from the @elbphilharmonie on @medici.tv!!! 🔗 http://bit.ly/LesNuitsdEte-Elbphilharmonie. Please join me, Maestro #antoniopappano and the extraordinary, life-affirming #NYOUSA orchestra for the conclusion of our incredibly memorable tour! (Or If you’re in Hamburg, head down to the hall to watch live on the open-air screen for free!) I promise, you will feel uplifted, inspired, and full of hope by watching these extraordinary young musicians!!! • • “When Joyce DiDonato was singing Le spectre de la rose from Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été — her voice so tender, so poignant, so full of meaning — it really was hard to imagine anything more perfect. [...] DiDonato made it human and transcendent.” - The Times • • 📷 @chrisleephotonyc @carnegiehall #berlioz #lesnuitsdete #joycedidonato #musiciansofinstagram #instaclassical #livestream #musicislife #tourlife

My heart...thank you, @bbc_proms and all the gorgeous #Prommers and the gorgeous @royalalberthall and you gorgeous #London audiences! I was very proud today to stand alongside the incredible musicians of the #nyousa orchestra bringing #Berlioz to life. Such a beautiful souvenir!!!

Can’t think of a more gorgeous way to wake up on this Sunny London Morning than to join the divine #NYOUSA in Berlioz’s *sublime* Les nuits d’été, LIVE at the @bbc_proms. You can join us LIVE to listen on @bbcradio3! It is a complete joy to share the stage with these incredible musicians. Photo: the divine @chrisleephotonyc

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~ Joyce DiDonato