MARIA BY CALLAS
JOYCE DiDONATO (Voice of Maria Callas) has gained
international prominence in operas
by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed
discography. She is
widely acclaimed for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti. The New
Yorker called her
"perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation" and she won Grammy
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for "Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall"
(2016), and Best
Classical Vocal Solo Album, for "Diva Divo" (2012), in which she sang arias for
roles played by
female and male characters. Her other honors include the Gramophone Artist of
the Year and
Recital of the Year awards, and an induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.
DiDonato's recent operatic triumphs include her Cendrillon and Adalgisa
"Norma" for the
Metropolitan Opera, her Semiramide for the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio
Sister Helen "Dead Man Walking" at the Teatro Real Madrid and Barbican, London.
to the Vienna State Opera next season in her first staged Didon "Les Troyens"
critical acclaim of the release of the opera in 2017 on CD by Warner with John
DiDonato recently held residencies at Carnegie Hall and at London's Barbican
extensively in South America, Europe and Asia, and appeared as guest soloist at
the BBC's "Last
Night of the Proms." Her other recent opera highlights included "Semiramide"
Opera), "Les Troyens," "Werther" (The Royal Opera), the title role in "Maria
(Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera, and the Liceu in Barcelona), and the title
in "Ariodante" on tour with the English Concert and Harry Bicket.
An exclusive recording artist with Erato/Warner Classics, Joyce's recent
release "In War &
Peace" won the 2017 Best Recital Gramophone Award. Her other recordings
include "Stella di
Napoli," a collection of bel canto performances, "Drama Queens," and "ReJoyce!,"
retrospective of her first ten years of recordings.
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