Joyce DiDonato

mezzo-soprano

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

2010-2011 Season

Isolier in Le Comte Ory and the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Met, Adalgisa in Norma at the Salzburg Festival, Idamante in a concert performance of Idomeneoat the Edinburgh Festival, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier in Madrid, Sister Helen in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Houston Grand Opera, the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon at Covent Garden, and the title role of Handel’s Ariodantein Baden-Baden, Paris, London, and Valencia.

Met Appearances

Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (debut, 2005), Rosina, and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette.

Career Highlights

Rosina at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Los Angeles Opera, and Covent Garden; Cherubino with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Elena in La Donna del Lagoand Idamante with the Paris Opera; Angelina in La Cenerentola at La Scala; Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito and Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda in Geneva; Dejanira in Handel’s Hercules at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and London’s Barbican Centre; and Octavian at the San Francisco Opera.

Joyce DiDonato appears in the following:

2011 Met National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert

Saturday, May 21, 2011

On Saturday at 1 pm: WQXR's special broadcast takes you to the Met's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts the event, which also includes a special performance from tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

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