Born in Kansas in the USA, soprano JOYCE DiDONATO has achieved huge success in Baroque opera, Mozart and bel canto alike. Her recent roles include the title role in Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Dido in Berlioz’s Les troyens at the Vienna State Opera and the lead roles in two contemporary opera productions at the Metropolitan Opera: Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie and Virginia Woolf in The Hours by Kevin Puts. She has toured as soloist with the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro on the EDEN tour and on the Grammy-winning SONGPLAY tour in Asia, South America and Europe.

Her concert appearances include recitals at Carnegie Hall and at the Barbican in London and performances at the Last Night of the Proms, at the Berlin Philharmonie under Sir Simon Rattle and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti. In her extensive discography, In War & Peace won the Gramophone Award for Best Recital Album in 2017 and Les troyens won the International Opera Awards, the opera award of the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Recording of the Year in 2018. Jake Heggie, writing in Gramophone magazine, lauded the “staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato” that makes “the world […] suddenly brighter”.

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