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Joyce DiDonato

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1969

About Joyce DiDonato:

Joyce DiDonato (née Flaherty; born February 13, 1969) is an American operatic lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano notable for her interpretations of the works of Handel, Mozart, and Rossini.

She has performed with many of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras, and in 2012 and 2016 won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

Joyce Flaherty was born in Prairie Village, Kansas in 1969, the sixth of seven children in an Irish-American family. Her father, Donald, was a self-employed architect who designed houses in the area. One of her sisters, Mrs. Amy Hetherington, was a music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School, which Joyce and her siblings attended. She later went to Bishop Miege High School where she sang in musicals. She entered Wichita State University (WSU) in 1988 to study vocal music education. She was initially more interested in teaching high school vocal music and musical theatre; she did not become interested in opera until she saw a PBS televised broadcast of Don Giovanni, and then, in her junior year, when she was cast in a school production of Die Fledermaus.

After graduating from WSU in spring 1992, DiDonato decided to pursue graduate studies in vocal performance at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Following her studies in Philadelphia, she was accepted in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Singer program for the summer 1995 festival season, where she appeared in several minor roles and understudied for larger parts in such operas as Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Richard Strauss' Salome, Kálmán's Gräfin Mariza and the 1994 world premiere of David Lang's Modern Painters. She was honored as one of several Outstanding Apprentice Artists by the Santa Fe Opera that year.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: Adelson e SalviniComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Dopo l'oscuro nembo Popularity:

Opera: Adelson e SalviniComposer: BelliniAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nelly
3Son quì, mia vita Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero/Poppaea
4Ho un non sò che nel cor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
5Ingannata una sol volta Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
6Ora Claudio, che dici? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Claudius
7È un foco quel d'amore Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
8Agrippina, Nerone, Otton, Poppea Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Pallas/Narcissus
9Di quali ordite trame Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
10Se ben nemica sorte Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Agrippina
11Non hò cor che per amarti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
12Augusta, amo Poppea Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Agrippina
13Mà quì che veggo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Poppaea
14Vaghe perle Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
15Di timpani e trombe Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-2

Type: ensembleVoice: S cT S cA cT B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Nero/Agrippina/Otho/Narcissus/Pallas/Lesbus
16Ecco chi presto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: cT B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus/Pallas/Nero
17Ecco il superbo! Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cT cA cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Poppaea/Nero/Otho/Narcissus
18Attendo quì Nerone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
19Tu ben degno Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
20Mà quì Agrippina viene Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Agrippina
21Il tormento d'Ottone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
22Vaghe fonti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
23Con saggio tuo consiglio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
24Amici, al sen vi stringo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
25Dunque noi siam traditi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus
26Se vuoi pace Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
27Favorevol la sorte Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
28Nulla sperar da me Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
29Anelante ti reco Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero/Poppaea
30E quando mai Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22-2

Type: trioVoice: B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Poppaea/Lesbus
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