The term “anti‑diva” as epithet of Joyce DiDonato has been used extensively, but really that’s the first appellative coming to mind when entering in contact with her extraordinary presence. All about her is genuine passion for her job, and no trace of a primadonna demeanor."

The Side Balcony

Have you ever seen a world renowned opera singer sitting patiently at the back corner of the stage for a good fifteen minutes while waiting for the audience to fill the auditorium? The term “anti-diva” as epithet of Joyce DiDonato has been used extensively, but really that’s the first appellative coming to mind when entering in contact with her extraordinary presence. All about her is genuine passion for her job, and no trace of a primadonna demeanor. The programme,

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If there is anybody to sing the baroque repertoire and to catch the inner, deeper sense of that music‑ the sense of inner conflict between war and peace‑ this Is Joyce DiDonato. And what is more‑ she allows anyone in the audience to feel the music and truth."

Opera World

Music can express different emotional states, as well as be a kind of commentary on a nowadays world’s events.. It has a special power, that almost every musician tries to catch and deliver to the audience. And there is one person, who actually takes up the effort to make it more real and to achieve peace through music. And, she makes you believe, that it is possible. And it was just like this, on 30th May in Berliner Philharmonie with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro.

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There are many pleasures along the way. At the heart of it all, DiDonato’s voice is as beautiful, richly‑coloured and agile as ever, and she proves a compelling advocate for her material."

GoldenPlec

Joyce DiDonato, with Il Pomo d’Oro, at National Concert Hall, on 8 June 2017 That this is no ordinary concert is clear before even entering the auditorium. On the programme stands there are cards for everyone in the audience, inviting answers to the question ‘in the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?’ Joyce DiDonato, touring with period-instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, has themed this concert ‘In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music’. Once inside, the

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