Joyce DiDonato

Posted on Apr 13 by SEASONS Magazine

Joyce DiDonoto, courtesy photo.

Sunday, April 15, UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Joyce DiDonato, one of the worlds’ most sought-after mezzo-soprano vocalists.

DiDonato has been awarded multiple grammy awards, winning best classical vocal solo in 2012 and best classical vocal solo album in 2016 for her piece, Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall. The New Yorker called DiDonato “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation”, entrancing audiences around the world with her warm, powerful voice. DiDonato has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and South America, and her most recent release In War & Peace won Gramophone’s 2017 Best Recital Award.

DiDonato will be performing at The Granada Theatre with pianist Craig Terry. Currently serving as music director of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Terry also enjoys an international career performing with some of the worlds’ best musicians. Terry has performed with a great number of esteemed vocalists including Jamie Barton, Christine Brewer, Stephanie Blythe, Nicole Cabell, Danielle de Niese and many more.

You won’t want to miss DiDonato’s only West Coast appearance this Sunday, April 15 at Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre (1214 State St.). The performance begins at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at UCSB Arts & Lectures or The Granda Theatre website.

—Ali Rank

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