Are you a lover of arias? Looking for some first-class singing instruction? Look no further than the Carnegie Hall 2016 schedule, which offers a rare opportunity to see opera singer Joyce DiDonato's master classes (from January 8th-10th). These classes, which are public events (at a modest ticket price of $15) follow upon the success of last season’s classes, which were held from February 21st-23rd and are now available on medici.tv. Further into the season, a Mitsuko Uchida piano workshop event will be held (from February 24th-25th) -- this time only open to workshop participants.
Joyce DiDonato, a household name for opera fans, has announced that her latest album release, 'Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall,' will be available for sale worldwide on August 28. Recently, the singer shared with her fans the cover art for the album.
Opera darling Joyce DiDonato pays a most astounding tribute to victims of LGBTQIA violence and persecution. In an exclusive for NPR's "Field Recording" segment, DiDonato performs Purcell's aria, "Dido's Lament," at the famous NYC gay hang-out, the Stonewall Inn.
Finally, Major League Baseball (MLB) recognized mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and her plea to perform at the World Series. A Prairie Village native, those who tuned in watched the singer's dream finally come true in the seventh game of the World Series.
Opera darling Joyce DiDonato brought classic opera to a surprisingly up-tempo showroom — or in this case, ballroom. Yes, DiDonato's performance at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn, where she sang off her new album "Stella di Napoli," was one to be remembered.
The world saw Renée Fleming sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2014 Super Bowl, and now they want to see another opera star overshadow yet another sporting event. Joyce DiDonato, a Kansas City native, has a petition out for her to perform, yes, at the 2014 World Series.
San Diego Opera announced on Friday that it is partnering with The Dallas Opera to produce a new opera by Jake Heggie, 'Great Scott.' The opera will receive its premiere in Dallas in 2015 with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role.
Five times a charm, or at least it is for Harrison Birtwhistle, who has just won more prizes than anyone else (as he did in December for the British Composer Awards) in the Royal Philharmonic Society's long history. In the just-announced awards, he picked up the gong for Chamber Scale Composition, for The Moth Requiem.
Calling all opera singers between the ages of 18 and 24: Classicalite's mezzo of choice, Joyce DiDonato, is available for some serious vocal refinery with her upcoming masterclasses at Carnegie Hall.
The Juilliard School will award honorary doctorates to prominent artists Philip Glass, Joyce DiDonato, Marcus Roberts, Viola Davis and Lar Lubovitch, as well as architecht Frank Gehry and philanthropists Bruce and Suzanne F. Kovner, during its 109th Commencement Ceremony on May 23.
Naturally, it was a tweet from Joyce DiDonato that first got our attention: "Are you ready for this? @Barihunks, eat your beautiful hearts out! The mezzos are on-line!" Indeed they are, or at any rate, a fansite for the lower-voiced ladies is there--with the eye-catching name MezzoSexual (what might have been a good tag line...Santuzzas in the City?).
And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in September.
So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.
Classical music has its share of crossover artists, but is this really advancing the art form?
Here, then, is today's news: