Joyce DiDonato

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Opera Singer
Date of Birth February 13, 1969
Place of Birth Kansas
Age 52 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato is an American lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano. She is notable for her interpretations of operas and concert works in the 19th-century romantic era in addition to works by Handel and Mozart. She has performed with many of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras, and won multiple awards including the 2012 and 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

Born: Joyce Flaherty, February 13, 1969, Prairie Village, Kansas, United States
Alma mater: Wichita State University, Academy of Vocal Arts
Occupation: Opera singer, Concert soloist
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About Joyce DiDonato

American mezzo-soprano who has performed with some of the world's most renowned opera companies, including the New York City Opera and Orchestre National de France. She was awarded the Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her album Diva Divo in 2012.

Before Fame

She studied vocal music education at Wichita State University. She was inspired to pursue a career in opera singing after seeing a performance of Don Giovanni on PBS.


She sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 7 of the 2014 World Series in Kansas City.

Family Life

She married opera conductor Leonardo Vordoni.


She performed in Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang's Modern Painters in 1994.

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  • Operalia, The World Opera Competition prize-winners
  • Singers from Kansas
  • Richard Tucker Award winners
  • American operatic mezzo-sopranos
  • Wichita State University alumni
  • EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists
  • Honorary Members of the Royal Academy of Music
  • Laurence Olivier Award winners
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