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ReJoyce! A collection of the singer's finest recordings / Joyce DiDonato, soprano

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Ercole sul Termodonte
>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Handel, George Frideric : Radamisto
>Porta, Giovanni : Ifigenia in Aulide
>Orlandini, Giuseppe Maria : Berenice
>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules
>Giacomelli, Geminiano : Merope
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La clemenza di Tito
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphee et Eurydice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Rossini, Gioachino : Maometto II
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat Mater
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos
>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking
>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
>Rodgers, Richard : The Sound of Music
>Arlen, Harold : The Wizard of Oz
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For most artists, a "Best Of" compilation is a chance to sit back and take a well-deserved break without having to go through all the work of putting together a new album. But Joyce DiDonato has made a career out of doing things differently, and her new collection ReJOYCE! The Best of Joyce DiDonato is no exception. Rather than assemble a retrospective behind closed doors, Joyce opened up the project to her passionate and dedicated fan base, asking them to help suggest and vote on a title, select a track list, share photos and comments for the liner notes, and even provide an image for the album cover! This unprecedented level of crowd sourcing has resulted in an album that is truly 'of the people and for the people,' and the final stage will be large-scale pre-order campaign in which the fans will market the album to their own friends and social networks.

The album will be released to coincide with Joyce's highly-anticipated performance at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, and she will follow up that performance with an October 13th recital at Carnegie Hall and a large-scale profile in the New Yorker.

In addition to the fan-selected tracks, ReJOYCE! will also feature six previously-unreleased tracks, including Joyce's signature encore "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," performed movingly her hometown Kansas City Symphony orchestra.


Works:

Serse, HWV 40: Crude furie degl’orridi abissi by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738; London, England
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs.

Teseo, HWV 9: Moriró, ma vendicata by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1712; London, England
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs.

Hercules, HWV 60: Where shall I fly? by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque
Written: 1744; London, England
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs.

Ifigenia: Madre diletta, abbracciami by Giovanni Porta

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque

Sposa son disprezzata by Geminiano Giacomelli

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque

Berenice: Col versar, barbaro, il sangue by Giuseppe Maria Orlandini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725

Rodelinda, HWV 19: Io t’abbraccio by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; London, England
Venue: Montevarchi, Italy
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs.
Language: Italian

Teseo, HWV 9: Dunque all’affetto mio...Addio! mio caro bene by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1712; London, England
Venue: Montevarchi, Italy
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs.
Language: Italian

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria

La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D’amour, l’ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; France

I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio by Vincenzo Bellini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Chorus, Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Italy

La Cenerentola: Nacqui all’ affano by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Chorus, Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817; Italy

La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical

Orfeo ed Euridice: Amour, viens rendre by Christoph W. Gluck

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria

La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819; Italy
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs.

La donna del lago: Fra il padre, e fra l’amante by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819; Italy
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs.

Maometto secondo: Giusto ciel, in tal periglio by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1820; Italy
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs.

Stabat mater: Qui est homo by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832/1842; Italy

Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Italy

Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell’ alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ

Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Sein wir wieder gut by Richard Strauss

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Nabil Suliman (Bass)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911/1916; Germany

Dead Man Walking: Who will walk with me? by Jake Heggie

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: USA

Dead Man Walking: He will gather us around, all around by Jake Heggie

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra

The Sound of Music: Climb ev’ry mountain by Richard Rodgers

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: John Wilson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century

Carousel: You’ll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: John Wilson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945; USA

Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Aprite, presto, aprite by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria

L’Incoronazione di Poppea: A Dio, Roma! a Dio, patria! amici, a Dio! by Claudio Monteverdi

Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert D’Astrée

Serse, HWV 40: Frondi tenere e belle by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738; London, England

Ariodante, HWV 33: Scherza infida, in grembo al drudo by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735; London, England

Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710: Non saria pena la mia by Antonio Vivaldi

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Europa Galante
Period: Baroque
Written: 01/1723; Italy

Radamisto, HWV 12: Vanne sorella ingrata by George Frideric Handel

Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1712/1720; London, England

For most artists, a 'Best Of' compilation is a chance to sit back and take a well-deserved break without having to go through all the work of putting together a new album. But Joyce DiDonato has made a career out of doing things differently, and her new collection ReJOYCE! The Best of Joyce DiDonato is no exception. Rather than assemble a retrospective behind closed doors, Joyce opened up the project to her passionate and dedicated fanbase, asking them to help suggest and vote on a title, select a track list, share photos and comments for the liner notes, and even provide an image for the album cover! This unprecedented level of crowd sourcing has resulted in an album that is truly 'of the people and for the people,'. In addition to the fan-selected tracks, ReJOYCE! also features six previously-unreleased tracks, including Joyce's signature encore 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' performed movingly with her hometown Kansas City Symphony orchestra.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Act 1. Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Act 3, scene 11. Crude furie degl'orridi abissi
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea :: Addio, Roma
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Ercole sul Termodonte :: Act 1, scene 9. Aria. Non saria pena la mia
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 01/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Act 5, scene 1. Moriro, ma vendicata
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Io t'abraccio
  • Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Act 2, scene 3. Aria. Scherza infida
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1734.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Radamisto :: Act 2, scene 8. Aria. Vanne, sorella ingrata
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1720.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1720

>Porta, Giovanni : Ifigenia in Aulide :: Madre diletta, abbracciami
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1738

>Orlandini, Giuseppe Maria : Berenice :: Col versar, barbaro, il sangue
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules :: Act 3, scene 3. Where shall I fly? (Air de Dejanira)
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Notes: Composition written: 1744.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744

>Giacomelli, Geminiano : Merope :: Sposa, son disprezzata
  • Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Act 1, scene 4. Duet. Addio, mio caro bene
  • Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La clemenza di Tito :: Parto, parto
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Notes: Composition written: 1791.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 2. Aprite, presto aprite
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphée et Eurydice :: Act 1. Amour, viens rendre à mon âme
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: In quali eccessi, o numi... Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Rossini, Gioachino : Maometto II :: Giusto ciel, in tal periglio
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1820

>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat Mater :: Quis est homo
  • Performers: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Ascolta! Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio.... La tremenda ultrice spada
  • Performers: Edgaras Montvidas (Tenor); Nabil Suliman; Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago :: Tanti affetti in tal momento... Fra il padre, e fra l'amante
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1819

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: D'amour l'ardente flamme
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Nacqui all'affanno
  • Performers: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Pascale Obrecht; Paolo Stupenengo; Nabil Suliman; Elena Semenova
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos :: Seien wir wieder gut!
  • Performers: Nabil Suliman; Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911-12.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking :: You've been so good to him and all of us...Who will walk with me?
  • Performers: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Frederica Von Stade
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 2000

>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel :: You'll Never Walk Alone
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Rodgers, Richard : The Sound of Music :: Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1959.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 2000

>Arlen, Harold : The Wizard of Oz :: Over the Rainbow
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Stern
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1939