(Born February 13, 1969)
Joyce DiDonato is an award winning American operatic mezzo-soprano who has performed with many of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras.
She is particularly admired for her interpretations of roles in the works of Handel, Mozart, and Rossini.
Joyce DiDonato began her professional career in 1998 singing with small opera companies in the United States.
Most notably she took the leading role in the world premiere of Tod Machover's Resurrection with the Houston Grand Opera.
With the Santa Fe Opera she performed Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Isabella in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri with the New Israeli Opera. In 2001 she made her debut at La Scala as Angelina in Rossini's La Cenerentola, then returned to Houston Grand Opera to play Dorabella in Mozart's Così Fan Tutte.
In 2000, DiDonato received an Aria Award (Awards Recognizing Individual Artistry) which annually recognises American "vocal artists of exceptional ability and undeniable promise".
Since then she has appeared with major companies singing major roles in operas such as Così Fan Tutte, Giulio Cesare, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito, Dead Man Walking, La Cenerentola, The Cunning Little Vixen, Les Nuits d'été, Maria Stuarda, Roméo et Juliette, Hercules, Cendrillon, Ariadne auf Naxos, Idomeneo, Der Rosenkavalier, Alcina,I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Don Giovanni, Le Comte Ory- plus she has sung on many concert platforms.
Joyce DiDonato has also won many awards including in 2007, the prestigious Metropolitan Opera's Beverly Sills Award.