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Operawire Q & A: Joyce DiDonato On Her Work with Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Chausson’s Music

Operawire The name Joyce DiDonato is synonymous with great music making, diverse repertoire, arts education, and advocacy. The mezzo is also one of the greatest living artists in the world and one of the busiest performers around. As she finishes her first staged production of “Les Troyens” at the Wiener Staatsoper, DiDonato is embarking on […]

Oö. Volksblatt — Joyce DiDonato: „Das Werk ist hochdramatisch“

Sie stammt aus Kansas, gilt als eine der besten Mezzosopranistinnen. Joyce DiDonato, 1969 geboren, gastiert an Opernhäusern u. a. in New York, Mailand, London, Paris, Tokyo und ab 14. Oktober in Wien. Im Vorjahr wurde sie beim Echo Klassik als Sängerin des Jahres ausgezeichnet.

Opera Magazine: Joyce DiDonato awarded an honorary RIAM fellowship

“Joyce DiDonato has been given honorary fellowship of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The conductor Roland Böer has been awarded the Grifo Poliziano and made an honorary citizen of Montepulciano, in recognition of his longstanding leadership of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte festival. At the 2018 Gramophone Awards, the Erato set of Les Troyens was […]

Wiener Staatsoper: Aktueller denn je!

Wiener Staatsoper Nach einer Rosina 2009 und einem Liederabend 2016 beziehungsweise einer Don José-Serie 2016 und einer Lady Macbeth von Mzensk-Serie 2017 singen Joyce DiDonato und Brandon Jovanovich als Didon und Enée in den Trojanernerstmals eine Neuproduktion an der Wiener Staatsoper. In den Probenwochen gaben sie Andreas Láng das folgende Interview. Wann und warum haben Sie […]

WFMT – Joyce DiDonato: Without the arts as an outlet, children may turn to anger and violence

“The arts in our schools today, and in general society, have sort of been pecked away at. I think we’re starting to raise children in our society that don’t have an outlet to express themselves,” mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato said. “They don’t have an outlet to go to and try to sort through the thorny issues that they’re […]

Joyce DiDonato: “Without the arts as an outlet, children may turn to anger and violence”

Joyce DiDonato sits down with WFMT to talk about Carnegie Hall’s new album release Hopes & Dreams for the Lullaby Project. She talks about the profound effect music has had on her life and its ability to help our youth discover the power of empathy. “The arts in our schools today, and in general society, have sort […]

Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project Celebrates the Musical Bond Between Parent and Child

Playbill   “Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project is a compilation recording of 15 songs written by parents from across New York City, as performed by Fiona Apple, the Brentano String Quartet, Lawrence Brownlee, Rosanne Cash, Joyce DiDonato, Janice Freeman, Rhiannon Giddens, Angélique Kidjo, Patti LuPone, Natalie Merchant, Dianne Reeves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pretty Yende, […]

Joyce DiDonato: “Music transforms the shockingly painful moments of mourning and chaos into other, infinitely peaceful feelings”

Müpa Magazine interviews Joyce DiDonato about her passion for baroque music and much more during her In War & Peace tour throughout Europe.

‘Teaching is not just a fall-back. If you’re a good teacher that’s a gift.’ – Antonio Pappano and Joyce DiDonato speak exclusively to Classic FM

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano are two of the most successful musicians in the world. Ahead of a recital at the Royal Opera House, we spoke to them about the mental strain of being a musician, the importance of music education and what they’d tell their 18-year-old selves The life of […]

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The joy and privilege of bringing this program with this orchestra and this maestro to @carnegiehall is immeasurable! Hope you can be there!! @philorch @nezetseguin #Chausson #DeadLeaves #Roses #Lilacs #Love #Loss #PainfulBeauty #SublimePartnership @nkodamusic

Thanks to all who came out to catch the @sonyclassics film #MariaByCallas! It was thrilling to experience her story with you all in this city that she so loved - and which loved her so!

It is so special to be back in #Philly and to be making music with the #INCREDIBLE @philorch and the divine @nezetseguin. The splendid fall leaves and colors are the perfect inspiration and backdrop for our concerts this weekend of Chausson’s “Poemes de l’amour et de la mer”, exploring the loss of love and life, dead leaves, general despair. I hope you’ll be able to join if you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, or at @carnegiehall on Tuesday!! #deadleavesarestillravishing

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It has been a wonderful experience giving voice to the letters of Maria Callas for this highly acclaimed film. Hope to see you in NY for these special viewings! @mariabycallas #mariacallas @tomvolf @angelikafilmcenterny

Heartfelt thanks to all of you for joining in for the experience of Les Troyens tonight, and throughout the run. It has been a pivotal experience of my artistic life to arrive here with this beautiful role and extraordinary opera. I shall never forget it. Thank you to the lovely @catecool for the photo.

Coming to you, LIVE, from the @wienerstaatsoper today with Berlioz’s epic telling of “Les Troyens”. Singing the Queen Didon has been an enormous gift, and I hope to be able to share it with you today on the livestream (available for an additional 72 hours). Where will YOU be watching from? Link: https://bit.ly/2qpSdza *Qui connut la souffrance ne pourrait voir en vain souffrir ... *

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~ Joyce DiDonato