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The Hours at the Metropolitan Opera

The New York Times

"As Virginia Woolf, DiDonato was a haunted, magisterial presence. Her voice, dark, fulsome and cutting, communicated Woolf’s intellectual depth and her personal demons; there was the insight and occlusion of {…}

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Dead Man Walking season opening at the Metropolitan Opera

Operawire

"The MVP of the night was Joyce DiDonato, who, at this point, is an American treasure. Last season she was the star of “The Hours” and that was no different {…}

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Acclaim for “The Hours”

The New York Times

"“The Hours” is still worth seeing for its formidable cast—above all, for Joyce DiDonato. The increasingly incomparable mezzo-soprano delivers an astonishing physical impersonation of Woolf, her body language hunched, flinching, {…}

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Theodora / Royal Opera House

Operawire

"Joyce DiDonato is already an expert in this repertoire and offered a definitive performance. Her breath control is such that Handel’s melodic lines unspool like the finest velvet. The standout {…}

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Agrippina / The Metropolitan Opera

"The title, the plot, and the posters all place Joyce DiDonato’s character at the heart of the opera, and the mezzo-soprano is, as always, a star — majestically devious, irresistibly {…}

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La Damnation de Faust / Palais des Congrès, Strasbourg

"…to have DiDonato on hand, a Marguerite of marvellous elegance and vulnerability, close to delirium in her last scene, an emotion the whole audience could partake in when it was {…}

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