- Craig Terry Piano
- Gregg August Double bass
- Charlie Porter Trumpet
- Lautaro Greco Bandoneón
- Preston Smith
Multi-Grammy Award winner and 2018 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe, and has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by The New Yorker. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” according to The Times, Joyce has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her varied and highly acclaimed discography. She is also widely celebrated for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti.
Joyce’s exciting 2021/22 season will include European tours of her baroque-inspired programme My Favourite Things with Il Pomo d’Oro, in cities including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Bucharest, Barcelona, Antwerp and Lisbon, as well as her Winterreise and In My Solitude recital programmes with pianist and long-time collaborator Craig Terry in St Petersburg, Luxembourg, London (Barbican), Bilbao and Valencia. Joyce will also return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Irene in Handel’s Theodora alongside Julia Bullock and Jakub Józef Orliński.
Recent highlights have included In My Solitude in Oviedo, Barcelona, Madrid, Essen, Amsterdam, Prague and St Petersburg, a breathtaking recital in Bochum for the Met Stars Live in Concert series and Winterreise at the Musikverein Vienna and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with Maxim Emelyanychev and Yannick Nézet-Séguin respectively. Joyce was Carnegie Hall’s 19/20 Perspectives Artist with appearances including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti and Winterreise with Nézet-Séguin. The season also held the final tour of her album In War & Peace with Il Pomo d’Oro to South America culminating in Washington DC, and a tour with the Orchestre Métropolitain under Nézet-Séguin.
In opera, Joyce’s recent roles include Agrippina at the Metropolitan Opera and in a new production at the Royal Opera House, Didon Les Troyens at the Vienna State Opera; Sesto, Cendrillon and Adalgisa Norma at the Metropolitan Opera, Agrippina in concert with Il Pomo d’Oro under Maxim Emelyanchev; Sister Helen Dead Man Walking at the Teatro Real Madrid and London’s Barbican Centre; Semiramide at the Bavarian State Opera and Royal Opera House, and Charlotte Werther at the Royal Opera.
Much in demand on the concert and recital circuit, Joyce has held residencies at Carnegie Hall and at London’s Barbican Centre, toured extensively in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia and appeared as guest soloist at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms. Other concert highlights include the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Accademia Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra USA under Sir Antonio Pappano.
An exclusive recording artist with Warner Classics/Erato, Joyce’s expansive discography includes Les Troyens which in 2018 won the Recording (Complete Opera) category at the International Opera Awards, the Opera Award at the BBC Music Magazine Awards and Gramophone’s Recording of the Year, and Handel’s Agrippina which won the Gramophone Opera Recording and Limelight Opera Recording of the Year awards in 2020. Joyce’s other albums include her celebrated Winterreise with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Songplay, In War & Peace which won the 2017 Best Recital Gramophone Award, Stella di Napoli, her Grammy-Award-winning Diva Divo and Drama Queens. Other honours include the Gramophone Artist of the Year and Recital of the Year awards, and an induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.
Caro mio ben (arr. Craig Terry)
Amarilli, mia bella (arr. Craig Terry)
(I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over (arr. Craig Terry)
Alesandro Parisotti / Salvatore Rosa
Se tu m’ami / Star vicino (arr. Craig Terry, Chuck Israels)
Griseta (arr. Lautaro Greco)
“Will he like me?”, from the musical She Loves Me (arr. Craig Terry)
Tu lo sai (arr. Craig Terry, Chuck Israels)
(In My) Solitude (arr. Craig Terry)
There Is No Greater Love (arr. Charlie Porter, James Madison)
Quella fiamma che m’accende (arr. Craig Terry)
Nel cor più mio non sento (arr. Craig Terry)
Lullaby of Birdland (arr. Craig Terry)
Dizzy Fingers (arr. Craig Terry)
Lean Away (arr. Andrew Thomas, Craig Terry)
“With a Song in My Heart” do musical Spring is Here (arr. Craig Terry)
An exceptional performer, Joyce DiDonato has stood out through the originality of her projects, shedding new light on repertoires thought out and put into communication with perspectives as surprising as they are refreshing. One of the latest examples is Songplay, a project in which, accompanied by top musicians, she creates bridges between opera, jazz and tango. According to the singer, it was inspired by both baroque composer Francesco Cavalli and jazz singer Chet Baker. In 2020, the project’s recording was awarded a Grammy for Best Classical Music Vocal Album.
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