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Joyce DiDonato (Didon), Michael Spyres (Énée), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Orchestre et Choeur philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor, Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin, John Nelson
Nelson drives the drama with unforced tempos but ample theatrical vitality and grandeur…Spyres isn’t as heroic an Aeneas as Jon Vickers…but sings with lyrical grace and spirit and decent if not... — More…
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Juan Diego Florez (Count Almaviva), Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Pietro Spagnoli (Figaro), Alessandro Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Basilio), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Berta), Changhan Lim (Fiorello), Bryan Secombe (Ambrogio), Christoper Lackner (Officer), Andrew Macnair (Notary)
Juan Diego Florez is the Almaviva of one's dreams, vocally and musically impeccable...and an actor of enormous charm and intelligence, whilst in the title role Pietro Spagnoli offers warmth and... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Maria Stuarda), Elza van den Heever (Elisabetta), Matthew Rose (Talbot), Joshua Hopkins (Cecil), Matthew Polenzani (Leicester), Maria Zifchak (Anna Kennedy)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Maurizio Benini
handsomely designed...well acted and strongly sung. Elza van der Heever delivers a statuesque Elizabeth, if with tomboyish tendencies...DiDonato offers a physically plain, emotionally determined... — More…
Juan Diego Flórez (Comte Ory), Diana Damrau (Comtesse Adèle), Joyce DiDonato (Isolier), Susanne Resmark (Ragonde), Michele Pertusi (Tutor), Stéphane Degout (Raimbaud)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, Maurizio Benini
Sher's production is wise, witty and completely faithful to the spirit of the piece...Damrau is peerless, giving a bravura comic performance made from winks and nudges, heavy theatrical sighing... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon), Alice Coote (Prince Charming), Eglise Gutiérrez (Fairy Godmother), Ewa Podles (Madame de la Haltère), Jean-Philippe Lafont (Pandolfe), Madeleine Pierard (Noémie), Kai Rüütel (Dorothée), Jeremy White (Le Roi)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Bertrand...
Pelly's production has a style all of its own...DiDonato is winning in Cinderella's smiles and tears, though vocally a little edgy. But she's well ballasted by...Alice Coote, who is intense and... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Elena), Juan Diego Florez (Giacomo V), John Osborn (Roderigo), Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm), Oren Gradus (Douglas)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Michele Mariotti, Paul Curran (dir.)
Florez is his usual exuberant self, throwing off top notes casually and deserving his Niagaras of applause...DiDonato as the much sought-after heroine is, as always, in tremendous form, not only... — More…
Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Kyle Ketelsen (Leporello), Eric Halfvarson (Commendatore), Marina Poplavskaya (Donna Anna), Joyce DiDonato (Donna Elvira), Ramón Vargas (Don Ottavio), Miah Persson (Zerlina), Robert Gleadow (Masetto)
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Charles...
…as flames rage over the opening cast credits, Sir Charles Mackerras conducts an incandescent Overture which kindles the brilliance, clarity and indefatigable energy of his music direction throughout.... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Dejanira), William Shimell (Hercules), Ingela Bohlin (Iole), Toby Spence (Hyllus), Malena Ernman (Lichas) & Simon Kirkbride (Priest of Jupiter)
Les Arts Florissants Chorus & Orchestra, William Christie (conductor) & Luc Bondy (stage director)
Joyce DiDonato (Romeo), Nicole Cabell (Giulietta), Saimir Pirgu (Tebaldo), Eric Owens (Capellio) & Ao Li (Lorenzo), Renée Fleming (Lucrezia), Michael Fabiano (Gennaro), Elizabeth DeShong (Orsini), Vitalij Kowaljow (Don Alfonso)
San Francisco Opera, Riccardo Frizza
when you listen and forget about the fashion runway, this is a fine performance of Bellini's score. Joyce DiDonato is everything you would want in a Romeo, ardent and angry and in superb voice...And... — More…