Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

  • “The Deepest Desire”


  • Two Love songs: Music I heard with you, What leaps my lips have kissed
  • A Julia de Burgos


  • Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson


  • The Deepest Desire
  • Four dramatic songs of praise

Performed by Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), David Zobel (piano) and Frances Shelly (flute)

I have enjoyed so many of Ms. DiDonato’s recordings; I actually look forward to seeing her in a live performance one day. Her music seems to always be committed to high quality, and her sound is pure, cheerful, and exciting.

Here are the track listings for this collection of American music

1. Extinguish My Eyes…
2. When My Soul Touches Yours…
3. Music I Heard With You
4. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed
5. A Julia De Burgos
6. Nature, The Gentlest Mother
7. There Came A Wind Like A Bugle
8. Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven?
9. The World Feels Dusty
10. Heart, We Will Forget Him
11. Dear March, Come In!
12. Sleep Is Supposed To Be
13. When They Come Back
14. I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
15. I’ve Heard An Organ Talk Sometimes
16. Going To Heaven!
17. The Chariot
18. Prelude;The Call-More Is Required-Love
19. I Catch On Fire
20. The Deepest Desire

In each of these songs, Ms. DiDonato’s diction is flawless, her intonation is perfect, and the quality of every portion of her range is really lovely.

Opera Magazine wrote:

“the original settings for piano and flute blend and contrast magically with the timbre of DiDonato, who here confirms her ability to draw listeners into the heart of the most unfamiliar works.”

BBC Music Magazine, April 2006, wrote:

“The American mezzo Joyce DiDonato… displays a strong sense of character anddrama… her voice is attractive over a wide range.”

Here is Bernstein’s “Extinguish My Eyes” with Joyce DiDonato, and David Zobel


And here she is again: Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performing “Tanti affetti”, from Rossini’s Donna del Lago, during the Echo Klassik award, Germany, October 17, 2010. Live on German TV

Tags: Joyce DiDonato, David Zobel, Bernstein, Copland, Heggie

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