Berlioz and Wagner Berlioz and Wagner

John Nelson conducts Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato in a live broadcast from Strasbourg

on January 26, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Natural woman Natural woman

Joyce DiDonato’s Eden immerses listeners within a centuries-spanning musical meditation that channels the majesty of our natural world.

on January 23, 2023 at 9:51 AM
Unhappy ‘Hours’ Unhappy ‘Hours’

The film of The Hours failed to effectively weave together the novel’s trio of threads of interiority about suicide and secondarily literary creation. I wondered if an opera would stand a better chance at achieving that?  Based on Tuesday’s diva-encrusted stage premiere of Kevin Puts and Greg Pierce’s The Hours, its creators didn’t pull it off either.

on November 23, 2022 at 12:16 PM
Consistently enthralling Consistently enthralling

To conclude its triumphant season, last week the Met Orchestra performed its annual Carnegie Hall concerts under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and once again performed superbly.

on June 20, 2022 at 12:51 PM
Theodora Theodora

A concert performance featuring Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres, with Il Pomo d’Oro Choir and Orchestra conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

on November 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Dreaming a world Dreaming a world

Fueled by a fierce intelligence, deep earnestness, exceptional eloquence, and social media savvy, Joyce DiDonato is a presence and a power, as much when speaking and thinking as when singing. Who better to imagine a program that would suit this (we hope) unique moment?

on September 12, 2020 at 4:29 PM
Joyce DiDonato Live in Concert Joyce DiDonato Live in Concert

“American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings a program of alluring and acrobatic arias, accompanied by piano and chamber ensemble, in a unique venue—the converted Jahrhunderthalle in Germany’s Ruhr area.”

on September 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Werther Werther

A change of pace this afternoon: Joyce DiDonato and Piotr Beczala sing excerpts from Werther.

on March 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Keep the Rome fires burning Keep the Rome fires burning

Handel’s biting Agrippina finally arrived at the Metropolitan Opera Thursday evening 310 years after its Venetian premiere.

on February 07, 2020 at 12:36 PM
Diary of the dead Diary of the dead

Joyce DiDonato’s take on Winterreise is a conceptual misstep that, song after song, frustratingly dilutes and distracts from an often rewarding musical performance.

on December 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Moods for moderns Moods for moderns

Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, always with a gift for gab, is ever more loquacious in concerts, often talking directly to the audience.

on November 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM
Come and knock on her door Come and knock on her door

High concept! Joyce DiDonato is Mrs. Roper!

on October 01, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Another sloe-eyed vamp Another sloe-eyed vamp

The Met Live in 2018-2020 HD series (including Joyce DiDonato‘s role debut as Carlotta Campion) is now on sale.

on July 30, 2019 at 5:17 PM
Queen of the damned Queen of the damned

Semiramide—a better opera than this dude expected!”

on November 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM
Better call Gaul Better call Gaul

Bellini’s Norma Monday evening didn’t at all improve on the production it was replacing.

on September 26, 2017 at 12:51 PM
One Handel, one heart One Handel, one heart

I don’t usually attend a performance of an opera I’ve known well most of my life expecting a revelation.

on May 01, 2017 at 10:28 AM
Start the revolution with me Start the revolution with me

The Bayerische Staatsoper just announced, in addition to their usual bounty of webcasts, two special presentations: a repeat of Semiramide and a live telecast of Andrea Chenier.

on March 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Webcast: Semiramide Webcast: Semiramide

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee.

on February 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Harmony of contrasts Harmony of contrasts

Joyce DiDonato’s atest album, In War & Peace: Harmony through music, is more specific than it sounds.

on December 01, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Bunny hop Bunny hop

“Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit.”

on August 30, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Tucker everlasting Tucker everlasting

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala promises (note, promises) a particularly glittery roster this year.

on August 08, 2016 at 3:01 PM
Alma costanza Alma costanza

“The Met also said a new production of Bellini’s Norma with Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato will open the 2017-18 season.”

on February 17, 2016 at 4:02 PM
Para eso no hay que tener mucha vergüenza ni poca Para eso no hay que tener mucha vergüenza ni poca

La Cieca finds it difficult to imagine any more offbeat casting than the sublime Joyce DiDonato as “The Worst Singer in the World.”

on January 06, 2016 at 8:51 PM
Wan lake Wan lake

The sound of Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee and John Osborn nailing La Donna del Lago’s thrilling second-act trio alone made worthwhile enduring one of the ugliest, most bone-headed productions seen at the Metropolitan Opera in many a year.

on December 14, 2015 at 11:55 AM