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Upcoming performances in NYC and Belgium

Upcoming engagements for Joyce DiDonato this month include a performance at The Greene Space in New York City with the Brentano String Quartet, and following she travels to Liège, Belgium for a concert with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie. In partnership with Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival, Joyce DiDonato joins the Brentano String Quartet for […]

Concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra

This month, Joyce DiDonato returns to Philadelphia for concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The ensemble’s first of three performances in Philadelphia will be on Thursday, November 8 at Verizon Hall, followed by a featured concert at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, November 13.

Recital at ‘Voix d’Automne’ Festival with Craig Terry

In between her whirlwind performances of Les Troyens at Vienna Staatsoper, Joyce DiDonato sings a recital at the Voix d’Automne Festival in the breathtaking La Grange au Lac. The Voix d’Automne, running from October 26-29, features musical theatre and operatic recitals from 2018 graduates of the Paris Opera Academy with the Pays de Savoie Orchestra. […]

Debut as Didon in ‘Les Troyens’ at Wiener Staatsoper

Joyce DiDonato makes her highly anticipated staged debut as Didon in Berlioz’ Les Troyens at the Wiener Staatsoper. This new production is directed by Sir David McVicar and Alain Altinoglu conducts the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper and the Chorus of the Wiener Staatsoper. Ms. DiDonato has received great acclaim for her portrayal of this […]

‘Maria by Callas’ premiere at the New York Film Festival

Maria by Callas, a documentary that takes an intimate look into the life and work of one of the most beloved opera singers of the 20st century, Maria Callas, premieres in the United States on September 30 & October 8 at the 56th annual New York Film Festival. Directed by Tom Volf, the film takes […]

Berlioz’s Les Troyens wins Gramophone’s 2018 Recording of the Year Award

‘A peach of a recording’ is how I signed off my original review of this account of Berlioz’s Les Troyens last December – ‘a thrilling new benchmark for this epic opera’. I completely stand by that assessment today – this set from Erato is an absolute stunner. I attended the second of two concert performances in Strasbourg […]

Les Troyens awarded Opus Klassik’s Opera recording of the year

Joyce DiDonato has been awarded Opus Klassik‘s Operneinspielung des Jahres (Opera recording of the year) for her recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens. This is the second major award for this recording, having already won the Opera category in the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Awards. The Opus Klassik, a new award for classical music, will be awarded for the first time […]

Royal Irish Academy of Music honours Joyce DiDonato with a fellowship Honoris Causa

Ireland’s leading music conservatoire, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, last night [Tues 4 Sep] awarded the distinguished American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, with the Fellowship Honoris Causa, the highest artistic and academic accolade the institution can bestow. Since the RIAM’s foundation in 1848, only 58 individuals have received the honour for their outstanding services to music, […]

Great Performances at the Met: Cendrillon

Tune in this Sunday, September 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to watch a performance of Massenet’s Cendrillon recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera. Laurent Pelly’s imaginative production of Massenet’s operatic take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella stars Joyce DiDonato as the titular heroine and Alice Coote as Prince Charming, alongside Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe […]

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Please join the Brentano String Quartet and me for this live-streamed event, and discover this haunting, evocative cycle by Jake Heggie, "Into the Fire”. Photo: @chrissingerme @wqxr_classical @medici.tv @warner_classics @greenespacenyc

The joy and privilege of bringing this program with this orchestra and this maestro to @carnegiehall is immeasurable! Hope you can be there!! @philorch @nezetseguin #Chausson #DeadLeaves #Roses #Lilacs #Love #Loss #PainfulBeauty #SublimePartnership @nkodamusic

Thanks to all who came out to catch the @sonyclassics film #MariaByCallas! It was thrilling to experience her story with you all in this city that she so loved - and which loved her so!

It is so special to be back in #Philly and to be making music with the #INCREDIBLE @philorch and the divine @nezetseguin. The splendid fall leaves and colors are the perfect inspiration and backdrop for our concerts this weekend of Chausson’s “Poemes de l’amour et de la mer”, exploring the loss of love and life, dead leaves, general despair. I hope you’ll be able to join if you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, or at @carnegiehall on Tuesday!! #deadleavesarestillravishing

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It has been a wonderful experience giving voice to the letters of Maria Callas for this highly acclaimed film. Hope to see you in NY for these special viewings! @mariabycallas #mariacallas @tomvolf @angelikafilmcenterny

Heartfelt thanks to all of you for joining in for the experience of Les Troyens tonight, and throughout the run. It has been a pivotal experience of my artistic life to arrive here with this beautiful role and extraordinary opera. I shall never forget it. Thank you to the lovely @catecool for the photo.

Coming to you, LIVE, from the @wienerstaatsoper today with Berlioz’s epic telling of “Les Troyens”. Singing the Queen Didon has been an enormous gift, and I hope to be able to share it with you today on the livestream (available for an additional 72 hours). Where will YOU be watching from? Link: https://bit.ly/2qpSdza *Qui connut la souffrance ne pourrait voir en vain souffrir ... *

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