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DiDonato, Joyce

Works: 365 works in 1,029 publications in 7 languages and 16,973 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musical settings  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  Documentary films  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Host, Vocalist, Interviewee, Author, Other, vac, Actor, Translator, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Joyce DiDonato
Most widely held works by Joyce DiDonato
Diva, divo by Joyce DiDonato( )

11 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce DiDonato celebrates the rich dramatic variety of the mezzo-soprano voice in this collection of arias for different characters - of both sexes - from a single opera, or from different operatic treatments of the same story. Joyce DiDonato's capacity for characterisation is as astounding as the range and flexibility of her voice - she can charm and touch as a good girl, seduce and seethe as a bad girl, and slip believably into the trousers of a hero
Furore : opera arias by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising opera star Joyce DiDonato creates a stunning debut recital based on Handel's mad scenes. Each aria captures a powerful moment of passion and emotion
Colbran, the muse by Gioacchino Rossini( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria by Callas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances, and TV interviews, this documentary is the first to tell the life story of the Greek-American opera soprano completely in her own words
In war & peace : harmony through music by Joyce DiDonato( Recording )

23 editions published in 2016 in 6 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, Joyce DiDonato reminds listeners with her new album that music 'soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit.'
Joyce & Tony : live at Wigmore Hall by Joyce DiDonato( )

12 editions published in 2015 in 6 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two CDs were recorded live at the Wigmore Hall season-opener and at the repeat concert two days later. The first item on the programme was Haydn's dramatic cantata Arianna a Naxos (which, back in 2003, also launched DiDonato's debut recital at Wigmore Hall). As the Guardian wrote, DiDonato excelled in presenting "the abandoned heroine's progression from grief to fury with all her vocal skills to the fore and Antonio Pappano - rarely heard these days as an accompanist, but an absolute master of the art - seconding her every gesture." The Times described the interpretation as "incandescent ... Daring vocal pirouettes, vivid acting, wide dynamic swings, amazing breath control." Then came two songs by a composer who has played a defining role in Joyce DiDonato's operatic career - Rossini (her unforgettable collaboration with Pappano on Il barbiere di Siviglia at Covent Garden is captured on a Warner Classics DVD 5099969458194) - and four luscious late-Romantic numbers written in 1908 by the little-known Neapolitan composer Francesco Santoliquido
Jackie O by Michael Daugherty( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ercole su'l Termodonte by Antonio Vivaldi( )

10 editions published in 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amor e gelosia : operatic duets by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini’s effervescent Cinderella story requires singers who can do justice to his daunting vocal writing—like the stellar cast of this broadcast. Joyce DiDonato leads the ensemble as Angelina, the much-maligned girl with a tender heart who wins a prince’s love. New tenor sensation Javier Camarena is that Prince, Don Ramiro, who wants to be loved for himself, not his royal status. Pietro Spagnoli sings Dandini, the prince’s valet, Luca Pisaroni is Alidoro, the philosopher who sets the story in motion, and Alessandro Corbelli sings Don Magnifico, Angelina’s buffoonish father. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium
Ariodante by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published in 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this complete recording of Ariodante, Alan Curtis, a supreme Handelian conductor and scholar, joins forces with glorious mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato for a dazzling performance of one of Handel's most inspired operas
Passing by by Jake Heggie( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floridante by George Frideric Handel( )

12 editions published in 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcina by George Frideric Handel( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the finest conductors of baroque opera brings another installment in the prize-winning series of Handel opera recordings. He has chosen international superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato for the title role as she brings a unique perspective and formidable technique, creating an unforgettable performance
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

9 editions published in 2017 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz's opera about the legendary hot-blooded Florentine sculptor and goldsmith is a rarity. But under James Levine's masterful conducting the huge and complex score dazzles like one of Cellini's artworks. Marcello Giordani is Benventuo Cellini, who must finish a statue of Perseus for Pope Clement (Robert Lloyd) by nightfall or be hanged as a murderer and rapist. Against all the odds, including the conniving of his vicious rival Fieramosca (Peter Coleman-Wright), Cellini's artistry triumphs, and he can finally be with the woman he loves, Teresa (Isabel Bayrakdarian)
Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally's Great Scott by Jake Heggie( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Joyce DiDonato( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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