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Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano recital

The world-famous mezzo-soprano performs in recital on the Royal Opera House main stage, accompanied on the piano by Antonio Pappano.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano recital. It was last on stage 4 June 2018 as part of the Summer 2017/18 season.


Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is one of the best-loved and most-admired artists performing today. Her versatile, incredibly agile voice has been acclaimed in repertory from bel canto to the contemporary – while her dynamic stage presence and nuanced, intuitive characterizations have made her one of opera’s definitive singing actors. Since her Royal Opera debut in 2003 DiDonato has sung roles including Elena (La donna del lago), Maria Stuarda and Charlotte (Werther). She now makes her debut solo recital at Covent Garden.

DiDonato sings regularly for the world’s leading concert halls, with her performances including at the 2013 Last Night of the Proms. Her many recital albums include the Grammy Award-winning Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall, in concert with The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano – who joins DiDonato again onstage in this special event at the Royal Opera House.

The repertory for this performance will run as follows:

Arianna a Naxos – Joseph Haydn
La maja dolorosa – Enrique Granados
De España vengo – Pablo Luna
Shéhérazade – Maurice Ravel

American Songs:
The Siren’s Song – Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse
Go Little Boat – Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse
All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
With a Song in my Heart – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart