Carnegie Hall Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato

Carnegie Hall Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series presents her wide range of interests and talents, all supported by the impeccable artistry, vibrant personality, and idealism that has made her an audience favorite.

Ms. DiDonato’s Perspectives begins in October 2014, when she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel’s Alcina with The English Concert under the baton of Harry Bicket in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She returns in November to perform a Venice-inspired recital with pianist David Zobel, featuring music that spans from the Baroque to the 20th century. Ms. DiDonato’s Perspectives series moves to Zankel Hall in February for a concert in collaboration with the Brentano String Quartet to include the New York premiere of Camille Claudel: Into the Fire by composer Jake Heggie, a frequent collaborator. The program includes the world premiere of lullabies, specially commissioned by Carnegie Hall and arranged by Mr. Heggie, featuring songs composed as part of the Lullaby Project—a series of songwriting workshops created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—that provides young expectant mothers throughout New York City the opportunity to write a lullaby for their child. Ms. DiDonato completes her Perspectives series in March in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini, singing both beloved and rare bel canto arias and ensembles with close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

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Joyce DiDonato Artist Spotlight at the Barbican

Joyce DiDonato Artist Spotlight at the Barbican

Described by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as ‘a singer not only of flair and power but of intelligence and taste’, Joyce DiDonato is the subject of this season’s artist spotlight. Opening with an exuberant evening of bel canto opera and closing with a glittering concert with the New York Philharmonic, the series takes in Handel’s Alcina and an intimate chamber recital and masterclass in Milton Court along the way, providing an unmissable opportunity to appreciate the many facets of ‘the perfect 21st-century diva’ (New York Times).

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Grammy® Nomination for “Drama Queens”

Grammy® Nomination for “Drama Queens”

For the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Joyce has been nominated for Best Classical Vocal Solo, for her performance on “Drama Queens”, with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. This is her fourth Grammy nomination. 

“One dazzling evening with Joyce DiDonato” as Drama Queens returns to Europe

“One dazzling evening with Joyce DiDonato” as Drama Queens returns to Europe

The Drama Queens tour resumed to rave reviews and sold-out theaters, this time highlighting stops across Eastern Europe. One critic stated that “Joyce DiDonato’s concert at the Rudolfinum will long be remembered this evening” and that it “was a supreme experience and should be considered for the opera concert of the year.” (Novinky.cz)
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ReJOYCE, the new album by Joyce DiDonato is out now

ReJOYCE, the new album by Joyce DiDonato is out now

An album produced by and dedicated to Joyce’s fans from around the world.

This 2CD collection marks mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato’s first 10 years with Erato/Warner Classics. As she announced online to her fans: “Ten years of recording hasn’t just been about me, it’s been about me and you, the listeners.” She then invited the public to suggest names for her album, to select its content and provide quotes and photos, including the cover photo, by fan Xenia Varelas. The result is ReJOYCE!, 31 tracks ranging from Baroque opera and bel canto to Strauss, Jake Heggie, Rodgers & Hammerstein and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. More
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