Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences and critics across the globe in operas ranging from Mozart and Handel to Rossini, Donizetti, Berlioz and Heggie. Winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, she is a multi-Grammy Award winner and a fierce advocate for the arts.
An exclusive recording artist with Erato/Warner Classics, the most recent addition to Joyce’s acclaimed discography is Berlioz’ Les Troyenswhich won the Award for Best Complete Opera Recording at the 2018 International Opera Awards, the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Opera Award and is nominated in the Opera category at this year’s Gramophone Awards. Her solo albums include In War & Peace which won the 2017 Best Recital Gramophone Award, Stella di Napoli, the Grammy-Award-winning Diva Divo and Drama Queens. Erato/Warner Classics will release two new albums this season, Songplay and Into the Fire.
This season she sings Didon in Les Troyens for the first time on stage at the Vienna State Opera, Sesto at the Metropolitan Opera and the title role in Agrippina in a European concert tour with Il pomo d’oro. She will perform at the BBC Proms and in Hamburg with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under Gardiner, in Carnegie Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Nézet-Séguin, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti and with the Accademia Santa Cecilia Orchestra under Pappano. Joyce will also tour the US and Europe with NYO USA under Pappano and travel to Russia and Asia with Il pomo d’oro under Emelyanychev . In recital she performs Winterreisepartnered by Nézet-Séguin in Kansas City and Ann Arbor.