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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2018
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Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper shows greatness: Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens conquer Vienna

By , 14 October 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz bonanza

By , 05 September 2018
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Guido Pijper
Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
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Michael Mayes (Joseph de Rocher) © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 20 February 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Clarity and rhythm: Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

By , 29 January 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
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Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson © Gregory Massat
Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Making Babylon great again: DiDonato shines in musically spectacular Semiramide in Munich

By , 18 February 2017
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Joyce DiDonato and Manuel Palazzo © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

In war and peace: thoughtful virtuosity from Joyce DiDonato at the Barbican

By , 22 November 2016
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Joyce DiDonato and Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Muti and DiDonato introduce Italian rarities to Chicago

By , 29 September 2016
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Joyce DiDonato sings at the Seattle Symphony season opener © Carlin Ma
Seattle

The Joyce of Music: Seattle Symphony's opening night

By , 17 September 2016
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Vittorio Grigolo (Werther) and Joyce DiDonato (Charlotte) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Grigolo and DiDonato light up the Royal Opera's Werther

By , 19 June 2016
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Amsterdam

Joyce DiDonato in the Venice of the North

By , 11 April 2016
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Lawrence Brownlee (Uberto) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Bel canto virtuosity, but a retrogressive La donna del lago revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 December 2015
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Joyce DiDonato (Arden Scott) © Karen Almond | Dallas Opera
Dallas

Great Scott: modern bel canto at Dallas Opera

By , 01 November 2015
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Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta) and Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: the reinvention of a tragic tale

By , 21 June 2015
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Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
London

Fantasy and nostalgia from the New York Philharmonic at the Barbican

By , 17 April 2015
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Dublin

Seductive Shéhérazade: DiDonato charms with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 16 April 2015
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Ludovic Tézier © Elie Ruderman
Berlin

Highway to Hell: La Damnation de Faust with the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 10 April 2015
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
New York City

Stella di drammaticità: Joyce DiDonato stars in bel canto standards and rarities

By , 18 March 2015
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A fine-sounding La donna del lago at The Met

By , 16 February 2015
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
New York City

DiDonato returns to Carnegie with a journey through Venice

By , 04 November 2014
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Joyce DiDonato © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

DiDonato enchants in her first live Alcina

By , 10 October 2014
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Berlin

A chillingly cruel and heartbreakingly human Maria Stuarda at the DeutscheOper

By , 04 June 2014
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Joyce DiDonato (Angelina) © Ken Howard
New York City

A Joyce to Behold, with Princely Help: The Met’s Cenerentola

By , 21 April 2014
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Matthew Polenzani (Tito) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Clemency in a burning capitol

By , 08 March 2014
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Josef Fischnaller
Amsterdam

More than a drama queen: Joyce DiDonato in Amsterdam

By , 11 November 2013
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James Levine on his return to Carnegie Hall in May 2013  ©  Steve J. Sherman, May 2013
New York City

Variations of Levine: From Mozart to Carter via Verdi with the MET Orchestra

By , 13 October 2013
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Joyce DiDonato and Marin Alsop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: DiDonato and Alsop dazzle at the Last Night

By , 07 September 2013
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Elza van den Heever as Elisabetta and Joyce DiDonato as the title character in Donizetti's Maria Stu ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met live in HD at the Barbican: Maria Stuarda

By , 19 January 2013
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Virgin Classics/Nick Heavican
New York City

Joyce DiDonato's Drama Queens at Carnegie Hall: The joy of being a human

By , 18 November 2012
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Sheila Rock
Vienna

Joyce DiDonato's Drama Queens a hit at the Theater an der Wien

By , 11 November 2012
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I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) and Nicole Cabell (Giulietta)  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in San Francisco

By , 03 October 2012
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Sheila Rock
London

Joyce DiDonato and David Zobel at the Wigmore Hall: Recital on a theme of Venice

By , 04 July 2012
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Sheila Rock
Munich

La Cenerentola at the Bavarian State Opera

By , 07 June 2012
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(Back) Madeleine Pierard as Noémie, Kai Rüütel as Dorothée, Ewa Podleś as Madame de la Haltièr © The Royal Opera / Bill Cooper 2011
London

Laurent Pelly's story book Cendrillon

By , 11 July 2011
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New York City

Ariadne auf Naxos

By , 10 May 2011
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Kathleen Kim as Zerbinetta  ©  Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Wacky Ariadne Marvels But Isn't Marvelous

By , 07 May 2011
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Florez and Damrau  ©  Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met’s ‘Ory’ Bubbles Like Champagne

By , 09 April 2011
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©  Sheila Rock
Washington

Joyce DiDonato Performs in Kennedy Center, Washington DC

By , 15 February 2011
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Francois-Xavier Roth © Francois Sechet
Paris

Concert de Paris : l’ONF fait le show au Champ de Mars

By , 14 July 2018
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Paris

In War and Peace : un projet intense à l'harmonie fragile

By , 24 May 2017
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Geneva

Joyce Didonato, reine de la nuit Genevoise !

By , 17 March 2017
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