“Joyce DiDonato wowed with endless coloratura fireworks as Semiramide …”

Ilana Walder-Biesanz – Opera-Online

“Mezzo Joyce DiDonato contrasted slow smolder and brittle flash in arias from Werther and Semiramide …”

James Jorden – Observer

“… Joyce DiDonato provided a fittingly mellow coda, her voice a melancholy fog in an aria from “Werther.”

Zachary Woolfe – The New York Times

“Bel raggio lusinghier” from Semiramide was clearly in Joyce DiDonato’s wheelhouse, yet her more striking performance by far was the simpler but emotionally charged “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Act III of Werther. The aria showcased the laser-like focus of her voice, and her musical choices made the scene impossibly intimate, dropping almost to a whisper on the final phrase.”

Eric C. Simpson – New York Classical Review