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“Ms. Joyce DiDonato seemed the perfect 21st-century diva — an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent.”

– The New York Times

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 feeling when they’re 13, 14, 15, and the world doesn’t make sense to them, and they don’t know where they’re going, and everything is confusing.

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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 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 feeling when they’re 13, 14, 15, and the world doesn’t make sense to them, and they don’t know where they’re going, and everything is confusing.

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

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“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, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The album was recently released on the Decca Gold label.”

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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.

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‘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 a professional musician can seem glamorous and privileged – and of course it sometimes is. But there are also the bad auditions, the stress of live performance and the constant competition with your peers.

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National Sawdust Celebrated “A Moment Of Disruption” At The Alhambra Ballroom

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This past Thursday, National Sawdust, the Brooklyn-based performance venue and a recording studio, raised funds to support its mission of continuing to build new audiences for classical and new musicians by honoring several internationally renowned artists for its 2018 Spring Gala at the uptown Alhambra Ballroom.  

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Die zweifache Echo Klassik-Preisträgerin Joyce DiDonato gilt als eine der besten und gefragtesten Koloraturmezzosoprane unserer Zeit, obendrein als eine Spielwütige mit preußischer Disziplin. In der Doku-Fiction „Die Florence Foster Jenkins Story” spielt sie die schlechteste Sängerin der Welt.

In Lullabies, a Chance for Parent and Child to Bond

The New York Times
by Perri Klass, M.D.

When you sing a lullaby to your baby, you convey love and language and dreams of the future — and also, of course, you are trying to help your baby to a more immediate future of being asleep. Singing helps calm both the baby and the parent, experts say, and creates a bedtime ritual to signal a transition from the day’s activities.

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute created a lullaby project to help mothers bond with their babies. Tiffany Ortiz, the manager of the project, said it started in 2011 with a pilot at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where staff members noticed that some teenage parents were having trouble attaching to their children. It has expanded across New York City, with artists working with parents at different sites, including high schools, hospitals, clinics, shelters and the Rikers Island jail, and is now being replicated nationally and internationally …

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Joyce DiDonato & Alice Coote Show Support For Time In Kids

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“Cendrillon” is a fairy tale that features a young girl whose dreams come true thanks to a faithful Fairy Godmother. At the Met, Alice Coote and Joyce DiDonato are headlining the opera about hope that has captivated children for years.

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the two mezzo-sopranos were playing the role of the Fairy Godmother for the children of Time In Kids. At a private event, located at 10 Hudson yards, the two operatic superstars gave a concert to many of the greatest art patrons in New York City, urging them on to support the organization.

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There will always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover.

~ Joyce DiDonato