Concert Reviews

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Agrippina’ tour with Il Pomo d’Oro

“Scheming Agrippina (the magnificent American mezzo Joyce DiDonato) swept onto the platform with imperial authority, rarely resorting to score or lectern. For the most part, her spectacles were pointed threateningly at her perceived adversaries, or flicked playfully at the band to pause in the music, or as if to grant them permission to play on. […]

‘La Mort de Cléopâtre’ with Riccardo Muti & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

“Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato made a compelling case for a lyric scene from Berlioz’s “The Death of Cleopatra,” thanks to the vividness of her imagination and her instrument’s tonal and expressive range. From the throaty low notes she produced at the beginning to the more stratospheric pitches that followed, she was in splendid voice. She also […]

Songplay Tour Reviews

“DiDonato’s ravishingly beautiful account of Giovanni Paisiello’s aria “Nel cor più non mi sento” — a series of hushed, impeccably controlled melodic phrases delivered for maximum expressive impact — pointed toward something even deeper and more rewarding than the promised fun.” Datebook, San Francisco Chronicle

‘Winterreise’ with Joyce DiDonato & Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The DiDonato/Nézet-Séguin pairing is inspired, one of those special nights where you rarely get to see two musical superstars pull off a work of this magnitude. DiDonato put everything she had into this music, showing her theatrical side with a voice that is peerless as ever. Nézet-Séguin told her as they started rehearsing that this music, this story, must speak to her, and she clearly heeded his advice.

Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Philadelphia Orchestra

“Joyce DiDonato, the guest star of the evening, can make a remarkable performance out of just about anything, and she did precisely that with an unusual selection of Ernest Chausson, the Poème de l’amour et de la mer. This is a rich, romantic piece with grief at its core, and in Tuesday’s performance by DiDonato and […]

Joyce DiDonato and John Gardiner at the BBC Proms

“The centrepiece of the programme was a complementary pair of death scenes featuring Cleopatra and Dido, sung by Joyce DiDonato. In this vast hall it is arguable that a larger voice is needed to rise to the tragic immensity of these utterances, but the ardour of her singing brought every word to life. La mort […]

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