Joyce to headline Last Night of the Proms

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

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

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

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 DiDonato is featured in Vanity Fair’s February Issue

“HER ROYAL HIGH NOTES”

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”

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]