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. She returns to Carnegie Hall for her second Perspectives series in the 2019-20 season, where audiences can experience the full range of her artistry, from opera arias to dramatic songs, along with a continuation of her acclaimed Master Class series.

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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.

Joyce 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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Read on for Joyce’s blog posts and creative content giving a behind-the-scenes look at her artistry, life on the road, and her reflections on classical music and its unique ability to bring people together.

“You will never make it … “It” doesn’t exist for an artist. The work will never end ... It will always be there for you — even if in some moments you lack the will to be there for it. All it asks is that you show up, fully present.

The world needs you … We need you to help us understand that which is bigger than ourselves, so that we can stop feeling so small, so isolated, so helpless.”

- 2014 Juilliard commencement address

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