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The world needs you. Now, the world may not exactly realize it, but wow, does it need you. It is yearning, starving, dying for you and your healing offer of service through your Art. 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 that, in our fear, we stop contributing that which is unique to us: that distinct, rare, individual quality which the world is desperately crying out for and eagerly awaiting. We need you to remind us what unbridled, unfiltered, childlike exuberance feels like, so we remember, without apology or disclaimer, to laugh, to play, to FLY and to stop taking EVERYTHING so damn seriously.”

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Bachtrack Opera Awards 2017: Best Female Singer Nomination

Joyce DiDonato is nominated for a 2017 Bachtrack Opera Award in the “Best Female Singer” category, recognizing her “brilliant” role debut as Semiramide at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Winners for all categories will be selected by online ballot – place your vote at the link!

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Joyce DiDonato en concert auprès des réfugiés en Grèce

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La mezzo-soprano américaine Joyce DiDonato, marraine du projet El Sistema Greece, a donné gratuitement un concert pour les enfants réfugiés des camps d’Athènes. Dernier volet de ce carnet de bord.

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Concert with the Berlin Philharmonic now on Digital Concert Hall

The archived broadcast of Joyce DiDonato’s performance with the Berlin Philharmonic can now be enjoyed via the ensemble’s Digital Concert Hall. Ms. DiDonato sang Berlioz’ La Mort de Cléopâtre on a programme that also featured Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye Suite for Orchestra and Stravinsky’s L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird), all conducted by Ludovic Morlot. Watch the broadcast here: Digital Concert Hall – Joyce DiDonato in Concert

Joyce DiDonato at National Concert Hall

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by Michael Lee
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That this is no ordinary concert is clear before even entering the auditorium. On the programme stands there are cards for everyone in the audience, inviting answers to the question ‘in the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?’

Joyce DiDonato, touring with period-instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, has themed this concert ‘In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music’. Once inside, the lighting is low, there is a smudge of dry ice in the air, and there is the singer herself, seated statue-like at the rear of the stage while at the front a male figure lies on the ground, his body twisted like a torso from a baroque painting.

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Joyce DiDonato in Berlin: A harmony through music

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Music can express different emotional states, as well as be a kind of commentary on a nowadays world’s events.. It has a special power, that almost every musician tries to catch and deliver to the audience. And there is one person, who actually takes up the effort to make it more real and to achieve peace through music. And, she makes you believe, that it is possible.

And it was just like this, on 30th May in Berliner Philharmonie with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro. There was a concert from the tour: “War and peace, harmony through music”. But word “concert” is just insufficient. It was more than a concert, or just a “performance”. Joyce took us on a journey with mythological heroines, baroque truth and reality …

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Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

On July 6 & 9, Joyce DiDonato sings Sextus as part of a starry cast for the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden’s 2017 Gala, highlighting Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito in concert, in collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon for a future CD release.

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El Sistema Greece presents Joyce DiDonato and Il pomo d’oro in a series of performances and masterclasses at two refugee camps in Greece, 10 & 11 June

On June 10 & 11, El Sistema Greece is hosting their patron, Joyce DiDonato, and resident ensemble, Il pomo d’oro, in masterclasses and performances at Skaramagkas and Elaionas refugee camps, as well as at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Since its launch last November, El Sistema Greece has expanded to four sites and provides free music education to several hundred children in the country’s refugee camps.

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THE FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS STORY

Joyce DiDonato stars in the drama/documentary The Florence Foster Jenkins Story, out now on DVD in Germany.

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DiDonato: “La ópera ha de ofrecer a los jóvenes un espectáculo que no puedan disfrutar en otro lugar”

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by Andrea G. Torres
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Joyce DiDonato (1969) es la diva de la ópera más carismática del panorama actual. Su personalidad y arraigo para enfrentarse a los contratiempos de la vida, han hecho de ella una mujer decidida, que sabe lo que quiere y que pelea muy duro todos los días para conseguirlo. Su optimismo ante la adversidad es una de sus grandes virtudes, incluso en un mundo, como el actual, marcado diariamente por la tragedia. La mezzo estadounidense presenta en el Auditorio de Oviedo el próximo martes, 6 de junio, a partir de las 20.00 horas, “En guerra y paz”, su último y más comprometido proyecto, que pondrá fin a la presente temporada de “Los conciertos del Auditorio”, ciclo que patrocina LA NUEVA ESPAÑA.

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~ Joyce DiDonato