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
“It’s been a lot of fun” “It’s been a lot of fun”

Joyce DiDonato and Rufus Wainwright will discuss a variety of topics…”

on December 03, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Tony, “Danza” Tony, “Danza”

Exclusively for you, the loyal parterriani, here’s a sneak preview video from Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall.

on August 03, 2015 at 9:38 AM
“The cold bothered me, anyway” “The cold bothered me, anyway”

“It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago.

on February 19, 2015 at 7:37 PM
One for the woad One for the woad

Ellen Douglas finds herself in Act II of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago in the far from unusual operatic position of having her love claimed by two impassioned tenors in the bel canto version of a macho drag race.

on February 17, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Star, crossed Star, crossed

The key to enjoying Bellini’s I Capuleti e Montechi is to do a hard factory reset and reformat your brain to forget all other works based on Romeo and Juliet.

on February 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Words to the heat of deeds to Colbran gives Words to the heat of deeds to Colbran gives

A young friend messaged me to ask if I knew Rossini’s Macbeth.

on November 17, 2014 at 1:21 PM
“Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!” “Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!”

Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person!

on October 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM
In witch we serve In witch we serve

Sunday afternoon’s intermittently involving concert performance of Handel’s Alcina at Carnegie Hall starred an unusually intense Joyce DiDonato as a powerful sorceress blinded by her romantic delusions.

on October 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Stella for star! Stella for star!

Tonight, Joyce DiDonato will perform the music from her new album Stella di Napoli at the Gowanus Ballroom.

on October 03, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The lady’s a star The lady’s a star

I just arrived back from Stella di Napoli’s.

on September 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Stella di Gowanus Stella di Gowanus

Joyce DiDonato will launch her new “Stella di Napoli” CD with a intime performance in partership with LoftOpera at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn.

on September 09, 2014 at 3:11 PM