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Joyce DiDonato's Favourite Things

A black and white portrait of Joyce

Joyce DiDonato is an absolute Barbican favourite. Now the inspirational mezzo gets to share some of her own favourite things with us throughout the 2020–21 season.

The world's great opera houses are Joyce DiDonato's playgrounds, so it's no surprise to see some of her favourite collaborators from London and New York joining her here. Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director at Covent Garden, conducts Joyce and the London Symphony Orchestra in Duparc songs, while the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera are embarking on their first tour in almost two decades to join her in highlights from Berlioz's Les Troyens. And sandwiched between the two is a personal recital of Joyce's favourite arias from the dawn of opera to the Baroque masters that followed – a period over which this wonderful mezzo is the undisputed master.