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Opera star takes to the stage to deal with war, peace and grief

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox, Correspondent “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?” This is the question that troubled international opera star Joyce DiDonato in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. As simple as it might sound, in context, there is a depth beneath those 10 words that compelled her to […]

Critical Acclaim: In War and Peace – The Final Tour

“En consonancia con el despliegue de luces, que transforman la sala en un caleidoscopio incomparable, y videos que crean los diferentes climas y dialogan con la coreografía, la música y el vestuario (obra de la gran Vivienne Westwood y de Lasha Rostobaia), la voz de la cantante, un hilo dorado que no parece nacer del cuerpo sino […]

Joyce DiDonato: “El arte es un camino valiente hacia la paz”

El Espectador Acompañada por la orquesta italiana Il Pomo D’Oro, la mezzosoprano estadounidense llega por primera vez a Colombia para interpretar un repertorio barroco con obras de Händel, De Cavalieri, Purcell, entre otros. Un escenario iluminado con luces tenues, que muestran a una orquesta compuesta por cuerdas y un clavecín y, en el centro con […]

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El Tiempo: ‘En guerra y paz’, un viaje desde la oscuridad hacia la luz

El Tiempo Para Joyce DiDonato llevar a Colombia un espectáculo sobre la paz, la guerra y la música es particularmente significativo. Las cuerdas de la mezzosoprano vibran con las arias de óperas compuestas por Händel, Leo, De Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo y Pärt en In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music (En guerra y paz: armonía […]

Agrippina at Covent Garden

“Joyce DiDonato proved to be fully alive to the piece’s possibilities in the title role. This was DiDonato’s evening: the American mezzo was in her very best form. Agrippina, the wife of the Emperor Claudius, schemes and lies for three acts in order to place Nero—her son by a previous marriage—on the Imperial throne. DiDonato’s […]

Joyce DiDonato: ‘I’m trying to balance activism and joy’

Photograph: Pal Hansen/The Observer The celebrated American mezzo-soprano on trading her first vocation for ‘the dark side’, the genius of Handel – and channeling House of Cards in her latest, ruthless role Standing alone under the glass-and-iron canopy of the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall, the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is in full dramatic flight: […]

Berlioz ‘Les Nuits d’été’ with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

© BBC | Chris Christodoulou “DiDonato has long been associated with the works of Berlioz, having recently made a critically-acclaimed recording of Didon in Les Troyens and appearing in last year’s Proms as Cleopatra and Dido. DiDonato’s bright, slender mezzo has long been a ideal fit for French music, complete with an attractive flutter reminiscent of early […]

BUILD Series: Joyce DiDonato Discusses Her Album, “Songplay”

Joyce DiDonato sits down with Kevan Kenney from the interview series, BUILD, to discuss her album “Songplay” and her constant search to learn more and dive deeper into her craft. To learn more about BUILD, click here. Listen to BUILD Series via Spotify

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