Winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Kansas-born Joyce
DiDonato entrances audiences and critics alike across the globe. She has soared to the top
of the industry both as a performer and a fierce arts advocate, gaining
international prominence through her interpretations of Rossini, Handel, and Mozart,
as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography.
Much in demand on the concert and recital circuit, Ms. DiDonato holds residencies this
season at both Carnegie Hall and the Barbican. Recently, she completed an acclaimed recital
tour of South America, and has appeared in concert and recital in Berlin, Vienna, Milan,
Toulouse, Mexico City, and Aspen. Additionally, she appeared as guest singer at the BBC's
Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In opera, she appeared last season in the title role of Cendrillon at the Gran
Teatre del Liceu, as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito at the Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Metropolitan Opera, and the title role of
Donizetti's Maria Stuarda at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Highlights this
season include performances as Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi in her native
Kansas City, Elena in La donna del lago at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role
of Maria Stuarda in Barcelona, the title role of Alcina with The English
Concert, and Marguerite in La damnation de Faust with the Berliner Philharmoniker
and Sir Simon Rattle.
An exclusive recording artist with Erato / Warner Classics, Ms DiDonato's most recent
recording, Stella di Napoli,is a sumptuous bel cantobanquet that includes
little-known gems alongside music by Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. Her Grammy
Award-winning recording Diva Divo comprises arias by male and female characters,
celebrating the rich dramatic world of the mezzo-soprano. The recording that followed,
Drama Queens,was exceptionally well received, both on disc and on several
international tours. A retrospective of her first 10 years of recordings entitled
ReJoyce! was released last year.
Ms. DiDonato's honors include the Gramophone Artist of the Year and Recital of
the Year awards, two German ECHO Klassik awards as Female Singer of the Year, and an
induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.