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Joyce Triumphs in “Exhilarating”, “Mesmerizing”, “Unmissable” La Donna del Lago at Royal Opera House


The sun shines out of Joyce DiDonato’s voice, and her ravishingly beautiful Elena caps the show with a sublime account of the lilting “Tanti affetti”. [...] The result was a stupendous display of belissimo canto.” ~ The Telegraph

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Joyce launches new fan project #JoyceAndMe


The album, released September 2, will celebrate 10 years of acclaimed recordings with Virgin and EMI Classics

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Feature in FLATT Magazine

Joyce featured in exclusive FLATT Magazine, considered the Bible for the Arts. Interview by Christina Lessa; Photography by Bill Phelps.
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Joyce to headline Last Night of the Proms

On Saturday, September 7th, Joyce DiDonato will join violinist Nigel Kennedy and American conductor Maris Alsop leading the BBC Orchestra and Chorus for the Last Night of the Proms in London ~ a highlight of the International Music Calendar, and one of the grandest celebrations of classical music in the world. Watched by nearly 2 million viewers around the globe, it is an event not to be missed. Joyce will sing arias of Handel, Rossini and Massenet, as well as the standards, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Danny Boy”, and following tradition, she will lead the thousands of Prommers in “Rule, Britannia!” More information can be found here.

Joyce named “L’artiste de l’année” by Classica Magazine

After a year with Valery Gergiev, “Classica” crowns the next “Artist of the Year” by naming Joyce DiDonato the royal successor.  Thanks to the huge output of recorded material on both Audio Disc and DVD, her versatility shines through with exemplary performances from Handel to Rossini and Massenet: La Reine de l’annee. Read more …

Joyce DiDonato Nominated in 2 categories for first ever International Opera Awards

Promoting excellence in opera and providing funding through The Opera Foundation for the operatic community, the International Opera Awards recognises the achievements of all the performers, producers and teams that work in Opera.

The categories will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts, and presented at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane on the 22 April 2013.

Joyce is nominated for both Solo CD (Operatic Recital) for Drama Queens and for the Female Singer of the Year.  You can participate by casting your vote  here.

Juilliard to stream LIVE Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato

Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Joyce DiDonato, will be returning to The Juilliard School for a master class with students from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts on Friday, January 25. We are pleased to announce that this class will be available to view via a live stream online. Visit Juilliard’s streaming website on January 25 at 4 PM to tune in for this online event. Read more …

Joyce DiDonato is featured in Vanity Fair’s February Issue


Joyce is featured in the newest issue of Vanity Fair, previewing the upcoming performances of Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera.  Wearing a gown by Monique Lhullier and photographed by Art Streiber in the woods north of San Francisco, VF points to her “royal, commanding presence.”

Listen LIVE to the Metropolitan Opera’s PREMIERE of “Maria Stuarda”

On New Year’s Eve Joyce DiDonato will star in the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. You can listen LIVE to this historic event on the internet via the Met’s Live Stream  or on Sirius XM, Met Opera Radio.  Curtain is at 6:30 EST.  Do not miss what “will be the entertainment event of the year”. [The Weekly Standard]

Grammy® Nomination for “Homecoming”

For the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Joyce earns her third nomination in two years for the nationally heralded collaboration with her hometown symphony, HOMECOMING: The Kansas City Symphony presents Joyce DiDonatoSinging Rossini’s daring, acrobatic Giovanna d’Arca and Jake Heggie’s ardent, moving The Deepest Desire, the combined efforts of this team electrified audiences at home, but also across the nation as it aired on PBS’s summer arts festival.  A “good news arts story” if ever there was one, it caps off the extraordinary rebirth of a symphony orchestra in middle America making astonishing artistic strides with the commitment of wonderful leadership and firm support from the community. Read more …

On Tour

  • September 6, 8

  • September 12, 13, 14
    Kansas City

  • September 20
    Stella di Napoli Tour


Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens
(Royal Arias from the 17th and 18th Centuries)


Listen to excerpts from “ReJOYCE"
Now available on Warner Classics.

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