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Joyce DiDonato named the 2017 ECHO Klassik Female Singer of the Year

Joyce DiDonato has been honored as the 2017 ECHO Klassik Female Artist of the Year, her fourth time receiving the award. She was previously named Female Singer of the Year in 2010, 2013, and 2015. The designation recognizes Ms. DiDonato’s tremendous stage and recording career; highlights from this past year include the release of her album “In War & Peace – Harmony Through Music” and its subsequent international tour, and her critically acclaimed debut in the title role of Semiramide at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

The award ceremony and Gala Concert will be hosted on October 29 at the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg, and will receive a TV broadcast via ZDF that evening.

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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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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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~ Joyce DiDonato