Joyce DiDonato

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Joyce DiDonato/Craig Terry review – thoughtful programme of panache and fierce beauty
The mezzo-soprano’s affecting recital celebrated the liberating immediacy of live performance with music from Handel to Berlioz, Mahler and Edith Piaf

Tim Ashley

27, Oct, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Schubert: Winterreise review – high drama from Joyce DiDonato
The star mezzo makes Schubert’s great song cycle her own

Fiona Maddocks

10, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home Gala review – thrilling singing, live from the stars’ living-rooms
This technically remarkable event offered performances from more than 40 of the Met’s regular singers – as well as an irresistible peek into their homes

Tim Ashley

26, Apr, 2020 @1:29 PM

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The week in classical: Agrippina; The Intelligence Park; The Greek Passion – review
Joyce DiDonato’s stop-at-nothing empress leads a top ensemble cast in Barrie Kosky’s enthralling Agrippina. Plus dizzying Gerald Barry and a powerful Martinů rarity

Fiona Maddocks

28, Sep, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Agrippina review – DiDonato formidable as power-hungry empress
Joyce DiDonato gives one of her finest performances in Barrie Kosky’s witty and unnerving staging of Handel’s opera of political manipulation in ancient Rome

Tim Ashley

24, Sep, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Joyce DiDonato: ‘I’m trying to balance activism and joy’
The celebrated mezzo-soprano on trading her first vocation for ‘the dark side’, the genius of Handel – and channelling House of Cards in her latest, ruthless role

Fiona Maddocks

15, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The week in classical: Dead Man Walking; Das Rheingold – review
Joyce DiDonato is superb as Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s 2000 opera, soon to have its UK premiere

Fiona Maddocks

04, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Joyce DiDonato, Brentano String Quartet; Christmas Oratorio; Wonderful Town – review
With a string quartet for company, Joyce DiDonato was at her intimate best. Plus, a blast of Bach and Bernstein

Fiona Maddocks

24, Dec, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Semiramide; Marnie; Stimmung/ Cosmic Pulses review – she's one wicked queen
A majestic Joyce DiDonato leads a stunning performance of rare Rossini, while Nico Muhly makes Marnie sing

Fiona Maddocks

26, Nov, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Semiramide review – Rossini sounds sublime in Alden's eccentric staging
Outstanding performances by Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee and Daniela Barcellona illuminate David Alden’s occasionally cluttered vision of this Rossini rarity

Tim Ashley

21, Nov, 2017 @1:43 PM

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Joyce DiDonato review – drama, depth and brilliance
The mezzo soprano is on sombre but exquisite form with In War and Peace, an ambitious project that celebrates the harmonising potential of music

Tim Ashley

23, Nov, 2016 @2:09 PM

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Joyce DiDonato: In War and Peace CD review – a heartfelt message
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Il Pomo d’Oro/Emelyanychev
(Erato)

Fiona Maddocks

30, Oct, 2016 @8:00 AM

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