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“Joyce DiDonato’s performance as Donizetti’s Mary Queen of Scots leaves one bereft of superlatives. So let me start by claiming that bel canto of this quality has not been heard at Covent Garden for more than a generation and that, on the strength of this night alone, her name should rank in the operatic pantheon alongside the greatest legends of the past.

Flawless technical virtuosity – based in firm legato, lucid projection, clean diction, breath control, fast trills and precisely articulated runs – makes every note tell. But this is the mere machinery, the hard work.

DiDonato has the rarer gift of imaginative musicality, too, and it’s the glowing beauty of tone, warm shaping of phrase, delicate colouring of words and intense commitment to character which cast the magic and make the drama meaningful.”

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

2019

Damnation de Faust

Strasbourg

Concert

Chicago, IL

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

CHERUBINI: Overture to Anacréon
BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
BIZET: Roma
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Concert

Wheaton, IL

Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College
Riccardo Muti, conductor

CHERUBINI: Overture to Anacréon
BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
BIZET: Roma
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Concert

Chicago, IL

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

CHERUBINI: Overture to Anacréon
BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
BIZET: Roma
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Agrippina

Luxembourg City

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord/director

Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Luca Pisaroni, Claudio
Katryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone

Agrippina

Madrid

Teatro Real de Madrid

Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord/director

Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Katryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone

Agrippina

Barcelona

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord/director

Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Katryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone

Agrippina

Paris

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord/director

Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Katryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone

Agrippina

London

Barbican Centre

Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord/director

Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Katryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone

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~ Joyce DiDonato