BZ-Berlin: „Was könnte sich ein Mädchen noch wünschen?“

Mezzosopranistin Joyce DiDonato (48) singt zum Jahresausklang in der Philharmonie.

Sie ist eine der größten Mezzosopranistinnen der Welt. Und wenn Sir Simon Rattle zum Silvesterkonzert mit den Philharmonikern ruft, kommt sie nach Berlin: Von Freitag bis Sonntag singt Joyce DiDonato (48) in der Philharmonie Orchesterlieder von Richard Strauss. Im Interview spricht die Amerikanerin über ihr vergangenes Jahr und ihre Neujahrsvorsätze.

Concert at Wigmore Hall: “beauty and range of a voice at its peak”

“The power of a diva at the top of her game is an impressive thing. Joyce DiDonato has sold out the Wigmore Hall twice this week, which may not seem surprising except that she is doing it with a programme that is far from populist… Even more impressive is the intelligence and boldness with which she deploys it.”

Richard Morrison – The Times


‘A year ago – wow – did the world look different’ – Joyce DiDonato on why only the arts can mend society


The opera star said she hoped the election of Donald Trump would ‘give birth to a radical emergence of really important creative arts’

Joyce DiDonato is one of the most recognisable names in classical music. She’s also been vocal in her criticism of Donald Trump and decisions taken by his administration, especially around the arts.


“Best of 2017” Highlights

The Guardian – 10 Best Performances

Semiramide: Royal Opera House
Grand opera in grand style, with the grandest of divas, Joyce DiDonato.


WhatsOnStage Opera Poll 2018

Joyce DiDonato has been nominated in WhatsOnStage’s Opera Poll in the “Outstanding Achievement in an Operatic Role” category, for her spectacular portrayal of the title role in Rossini’s Semiramide at the Royal Opera House. Place your votes at by December 29!


These classical recordings put unforgettable music at your fingertips

The Kansas City Star
by Patrick Neas
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There was a time when record labels regularly lavished huge budgets on complete opera recordings. Not so anymore: Declining revenues have meant less money to spend on these prestige projects. So kudos to Warner Classics’ Erato label for its recent release of Hector Berlioz’s massive “Les Troyens,” featuring a huge cast that includes Kansas City’s own Joyce DiDonato.


Joyce DiDonato “fiery and sensuous” as Semiramide at the Royal Opera House

“DiDonato inhabits the role of the doomed Queen Semiramide with an ease and a generosity towards her fellow performers that looks likely to set a benchmark for future productions.”

William Ward – The Arts Desk


The Sunday Times: ‘Oh, I stand up for myself. I don’t give away my power easily’

The Sunday Times
by Richard Morrison
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Most singers would regard singing the title role in Rossini’s Semiramide as one of the supreme challenges of their lives. The opera is a massive political drama — think House of Cards set in ancient Babylon — and the part of the conflicted queen as demanding, vocally and dramatically, as anything in opera before Verdi and Wagner.


Billboard: Joyce DiDonato named female singer of the year for “In War & Peace”

“The appearance of Joyce DiDonato, combined with her important political message was an absolute highlight.”

Read the entire article on Billboard.

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GREAT SCOTT! OUT NOW: an epic new piece by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally, celebrating the world of Opera in gran…

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~ Joyce DiDonato