• Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato

  • Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series presents her wide range of interests and talents, all supported by the impeccable artistry, vibrant personality, and idealism that has made her an audience favorite.

    Ms. DiDonato’s artistic collaborators range from The English Concert, with whom her uncanny talent with Handel will be on display, to the Brentano String Quartet, who joins her for a New York premiere of music by Jake Heggie. Her other performance partners include pianist David Zobel, soprano Nicole Cabell, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, conductor Maurizio Benini, and The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of familiar and forgotten music of the bel canto era—repertoire with which she’s closely associated.

    Growing out of her participation in the Weill Music Institute's Lullaby Project—a program that engages young mothers in songwriting workshops—Ms. DiDonato will select and sing lullabies written by the participants in commissioned arrangements by Jake Heggie as part of her concert with the Brentano String Quartet. She also brings her gifts as a dynamic educator and passionate advocate to lead a set of master classes for young singers and work with New York City middle school students.

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    Art of Recital and Singing in Carnegie Hall

  • Joyce DiDonato Perspectives concerts are available as part of these subscription series.

    Weekends at Carnegie Hall
    Fill your weekend with thrilling music. Yefim Bronfman plays Brahms’s grand Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti. Operas intimate and epic are also featured. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Handel’s spectacular Alcina with The English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket. There’s also Les Violons du Roy performing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Italy’s historic Teatro Regio Torino, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, whipping up a storm in Rossini’s William Tell.
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    Great Singers I
    Four magnificent singers who dazzle in both opera and song command the stage in these recitals, which showcase their tremendous expressive powers. Joyce DiDonato leads a musical tour of Venice with songs and arias that span the Baroque to the 20th century, while Thomas Hampson shows why he's one of the most celebrated baritones of our time. Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Mitsuko Uchida partner for the gorgeous songs of Schumann and Berg, and Stephanie Blythe sings a lively program that includes songs by Weill, Brel, and Coward.
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    Chamber Sessions I
    Superb string quartets and a brilliant chamber orchestra perform music that span Mozart to modern-day rock star Jonny Greenwood. The Ebène Quartet brings its virtuosity to quartets by Mozart, Bartók, and Mendelssohn. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Brentano String Quartet in music by Jake Heggie, including his arrangements of lullabies written by young mothers. The Australian Chamber Orchestra premieres a work by Radiohead guitarist and classical-music composer Greenwood, and performs favorites by Prokofiev, Haydn, and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Martin Fröst.
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    Great American Orchestras II
    Explore the virtuosity of a great American orchestra—it’s simply spellbinding. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti, explores Russian composers from the imperial and Soviet eras. In a unique operatic program, The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini are joined by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and others in a program of bel canto arias and ensembles. Beethoven’s dazzling Violin Concerto is featured alongside Shostakovich’s searing Symphony No. 10 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons.
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