About Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato's maiden name was Flaherty. Although her first marriage came to an end, she continued to use her first husband's surname professionally. She is currently married to Italian conductor Leonardo Vordoni. Source: article by Janet A. Choi in Opera News of October 2007.
"Ms. DiDonato received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Wichita State University in her native Kansas and studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She resides with her husband, Leonardo Vordoni, in Kansas City, Missouri. "--press release of April 26, 2007, at metoperafamily.org
Bach: Mass in b minor
Handel - Hercules / Shimell, DiDonato, Spence, Bohlin, Ernman, Kirkbride, Christie, Les Arts Florissants
"Everyone looks terrific. Joyce DiDonato's marvelous Dejanira dominates the proceedings, courageously tracing an arc from anguished loneliness through deadly jealousy to maddened despair. Her ravishing singing, always dead on pitch and displaying a wealth of natural-sounding graces, decorations, flawless trills and coloratura runs, complements emotionally astute verbal shading in recits."--David Shengold, Opera News of April 2006.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Joyce DiDonato, Roberto Sacca, Dalibor Jenis, Carlos Chausson, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Bruno Campanella, Paris Opera
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Pietro Spagnoli, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Antonio Pappano
March 29, 2007
Wigmore Hall, recital
April 3, 2007
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, recital
April 5, 2007
Salle Gaveau, Paris, recital
April 9, 2007
Teatro Real, Madrid, recital
April 11, 2007
Auditoria Eduardo del Pueyo, Zaragoza, Spain, recital
April 16, 2007
Grand Th��tre de Gen�ve, recital
April 26, 30, May 5, 11, 2007
Metropolitan Opera, Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
June 9, 15, 19, 21, 24, 27, and July 1, 2007
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia: 12 performances February 16-March 22, 2008. With tenor Juan Diego Florez as Count Almaviva, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina, baritone Nathan Gunn as Figaro, bass-baritone Andrew Shore as Dr. Bartolo, bass-baritone Wayne Tigges as Don Basilio. The revival of Lyric's 1989 John Copley-designed production will be conducted by Donato Renzetti.
Wednesday March 26, 2008, at 8 p.m.
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
David Zobel, piano
Rose Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
Program to include works by Vivaldi, Rossini, Chausson, Bolcom, and Copland
May 24, 28, 31, June 2, 5, 8 (mat.), 11, and 15 (mat.), 2008
Op�ra Bastille, Paris
Romeo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
Items at ebay.co.uk
Joyce DiDonato's blog Yankeediva