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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

“Joyce !” – france musique

france musique – Lirico Spinto
By Stéphane Grant
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“She is the super diva of our time! Joyce DiDonato has just triumphed in Les Troyens in Strasbourg – nothing escapes her: from a repertoire that goes from Monteverdi to contemporary creation; and the battles of our time, the American mezzo is a committed artist, and unique …”

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Joyce DiDonato brings Handel opera to KC, just one of 4 U.S. shows

The Kansas City Star
by Patrick Neas
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Unlike divas who tread well-worn paths, Joyce DiDonato blazes trails that sometimes lead to daring new operas like “Dead Man Walking” and other times to older, rarely performed gems like George Frideric Handel’s “Ariodante.”

For her unprecedented second appearance this season on the Harriman-Jewell Series, DiDonato will sing the title role in “Ariodante” Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Meine Musik mit Joyce DiDonato

BR-Klassik

Ob als schlechteste Sängerin aller Zeiten in der “Florence Foster Jenkins Story” oder als “Semiramide” an der Bayerischen Staatsoper – Joyce DiDonato ist eine vielseitige Künstlerin. Für “Meine Musik” auf BR-KLASSIK hat die Mezzosopranistin eine Playlist mit ihren Lieblingsaufnahmen zusammengestellt.

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Artist Of The Week: Joyce DiDonato Conquers Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’

Operawire
by Francisco Salazar
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For years Joyce DiDonato has been a master in the Bel Canto repertoire singing Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. Her vocal flexibility and nuance has brought new musical insights to some of this neglected repertoire, her approach often innovative. This week DiDonato took on the role of Rossini’s “Semiramide” for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper and after listening to the premiere it looks like DiDonato has conquered the difficult role.

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BR-Klassik Interview

BR-Klassik

Anlässlich der Neuproduktion von Gioachino Rossinis Oper “Semiramide” am Nationaltheater München – Premiere am 12. Februar 2017 – sprach Robert Jungwirth mit der Sopranistin Joyce DiDonato.

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Music in Prisons, Homeless Shelters, and Refugee Camps Could Change the World

The Creators Project

In London, a world-famous opera singer met with organizers to discuss how arts education benefits displaced and imprisoned persons, putting music at the forefront of work for social change. The panel, part of the Pure Land Series of talks held at China Exchange, consisted of Joyce DiDonato, an opera singer, Matt Peacock, an artistic director, and Anis Barnat, founder of El Sistema Greece. The monthly series aims to promote awareness and well-being through creativity.

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PBS New Year’s Eve Concert Special featuring Joyce DiDonato, Paolo Szot, Alan Gilbert & The New York Philharmonic

Watch the entire online broadcast from the 2016 Rogers & Hammerstein-themed New Year’s Eve programme, featuring soloists Joyce DiDonato and Paolo Szot, with Maestro Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.

Opera singer Joyce DiDonato inspires Sing Sing prison inmates through song

The Today Show

Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s greatest opera singers, is inspiring maximum-security prison inmates with her voice. Sing Sing is one of the most notorious prisons in the world, and it’s there that DiDonato has broken stereotypes and created a bond with prisoners using classical music theory.

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Joyce DiDonato, diva de cœur

Le Temps
by Julian Sykes
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Simple, généreuse, la mezzo-soprano américaine évoque son choc 
après les attentats de novembre 2015 
à Paris. Elle a choisi de réagir en musique, avec un album d’airs baroques tissé 
autour de la guerre et la paix. Elle joue 
par ailleurs dans un nouveau film 
sur Florence Foster Jenkins.

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