From Germany, Saturday September 12

By Iride Aparicio

Photos Courtesy: The MET

SILICON VALLEY, CA -  Singing on the fifth LIVE CONCERT of the MET STARS  LIVE IN CONCERT Series, from Germany's Jahrhunderthalle Bochum a former power station now home to some of Europe's most innovative theatricl events, will be lyric-coloratura mezzo- soprano  JOYCE DiDONATO. "I Dream a World" a wide ranging program specially curated to to offer hope and consolation accompanied by chamber ensemble II Pomo d'Oro and pianist CARRIE-ANN MATHESON.

DiDONATO is the winner of multiple Grammy Awards  and the 2018 Olivier Award -- an Award presented, annually,  by the Society of London Theatre to recognize excellence in professional  theatre in London-- for  the singer's  ability to chance the nuances of  her voice's  tone's coloration to fit the character's role she is impersonating on the stage.

DiDONATO's voice has power, and its power moves her audience. So it is of no surprise that the singer has been called : "perhaps, the most potent female singer of her generation"  by The New Yorker Magazine, and as :  "Nothing less than 24-carat gold" by a music critics of The  New York Times newspaper.

Her singing repertoire varies greatly. In the Operas' styles, their composers,  the  Operas's genre,  and in the roles of the characters that she interprets. As a singer, DiDONATO is perfectly  capable to sing dramatic roles, comic roles, and even mischievous male roles (as "cherubino"). Over the last five years, she  has also been engaged in Baroque music. her 2019-2020 Season at the Metropolitan she staged premieres singing the role of Agrippina, in the opera serial of George Friederic Handel and the role of  charlotte in Werther the Jules Massenet's Lyric Opera.


Lately, the lyric-coloratura  mezzo soprano, also  added SONGPLAY to her repertory when in colaboration with artists for the world of Jazz , participated in an exclusive recording with Erato/Warner Classics that won her the 2019 Female Singer of the Year from OPUS KLASSIK.

Also among the multiple awards of the Kansas born DiDONATO  in the last three years are one for War and Peace which which won the 2017 Gramophone Award for Best Recital. Recording of the year and the 2018 Gramophone Awards for Les Troyens (released in 2017) recorded live in Strasbourg under JOHN NELSON, the  2018 BBC Music Magazine Awards the 2018 International Opera Awards and the Inaugural OPUS CLASSIK awards.

Among the many  highlights of her life, are her annual live-Streamed master classes that she gives around the world and most regularly at Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall, which are watched by millions.

This season may be the final tour to South and North America of her album 'War and Peace' that she produced with the purpose "To steer conversation and discourse towards peace through the power of  harmony found in music and the concert hall," that will culminate at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Preview can be seen here:

Tickets for the concert are $20.00. To purchase tickets for the Per-view concert go to The live concert is recorded and can be watched for one week online following the live performance.