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“The buoyant progress of DiDonato's career... has been one of the happiest opera events of the past decade.”
- Opera News
Lunch with the FT: Joyce DiDonato

Lunch with the FT: Joyce DiDonato

The Financial Times
by Martin Dickson
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Over grilled octopus, the American opera star gives Martin Dickson a singing masterclass and talks about the loneliness of life on the road

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Joyce DiDonato | Yankee Diva

Joyce DiDonato | Yankee Diva

Flatt Magazine | by Christina Lessa
Photography: Bill Phelps

On December 31. 2012, I sat and watched as Joyce DiDonato commanded the well- heeled, sharp-tongued, holiday frenzied crowd of 4000 on the formidable stage of The Metropolitan Opera. Her voice summoning a perfect longing that silenced even the harshest of critics.

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Her Royal High Notes

Her Royal High Notes

Vanity Fair | by Damian Fowler
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For Joyce DiDonato, 2013 is the year of the queen. This month, the 43-year-old American mezzo-soprano sings the title role of Donizetti’sMaria Stuarda in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Queen of Opera

Queen of Opera

BBC Music | by Neil Fisher
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From Ancient Egypt to Tudor England, history’s most capricious yet captivating royal heroines are the perfect challenge for Joyce DiDonato, opera’s ruling mezzo-soprano, says Neil Fisher.

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Ode to Joyce

Ode to Joyce

435 South Magazine
by Alex Hoffman
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Prairie Village’s own Joyce DiDonato returns home to sing with the Kansas City Symphony this month.

No offense to the Prince-penned Sheila E tune from her teenage days, but Joyce DiDonato really is leading the glamorous life as one of the world’s finest mezzo-sopranos.

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Non ho paura di volare

Non ho paura di volare

musica 234 | di Stephen Hastings
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Joyce DiDonato alla ricerca della verità

Per chiunque avesse la sensibilità per comprenderla, l’Elena interpretata da Joyce DiDonato, nelle recite della Donna del lago alla Scala lo scorso novembre è stata un esempio paradigmatico di creatività musicale che si trasforma subito in drammaturgia.

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Dream Girl. The Sweet Voice of Reason

Dream Girl. The Sweet Voice of Reason

Opera News | by Brian Kellow

Joyce DiDonato — probably the most in-demand lyric-coloratura mezzo in the world — has become a star by playing up, not down, to her audiences. She tells BRIAN KELLOW how proud she is of opera — and how proud she is to be an opera singer.

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Il Mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato

Il Mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato

Corriere della Sera
by Valeria Crippa

“Con  il make-up giusto ho una doppia identità. Ma soltanto in scena”. L’interprete della “Donna del Lago” alla Scala e la “strategie” per cambiare volto e sesso sul palco.

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Backstage Blogging

Backstage Blogging

Keen to bring the classical music world closer to her fans, mezzo-soprano and keen writer and photographer Joyce DiDonato has become opera’s most avid ‘blogger’, as Sarah Kirkup discovers.

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