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BBC Music Magazine: The best classical albums released in 2020

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine Handel: Agrippina Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Elsa Benoit, Luca Pisaroni, Jakub Józef Orliński, Andrea Mastroni, Carlo Vistoli, Biagio Pizzuti, Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Il P’omo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev Erato 9029533658 229:41 mins (3 {…}

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Handel: Agrippina

The Times

"Bow down before Rome’s mother from hell: Joyce DiDonato is mistress of all she surveys as his scheming empress, with an expressive palette and tonal beauty to match the finest {…}

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Crossover Magazine: Joyce DiDonato is lovely and warm, glowing like a full moon on Songplay

Crossover Magazine Armed with a clear and classical voice, Joyce DiDonato mixes Italian arias with jazz standards on this clear as Waterford crystal collection She teams with an impressive lineup arranged {…}

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Songplay review: Joyce DiDonato dazzles with a jazz-Baroque hybrid

The new release from mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, which she’ll perform in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 20, is a stunningly beautiful and original affair. It’s also deliciously high-concept, {…}

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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 {…}

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Berlioz’s Les Troyens wins Gramophone’s 2018 Recording of the Year Award

‘A peach of a recording’ is how I signed off my original review of this account of Berlioz’s Les Troyens last December – ‘a thrilling new benchmark for this epic opera’. I {…}

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