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Joyce DiDonato wins What's on Stage opera award

Award honouring the mezzo-soprano's performance in La donna del lago was decided by a public vote.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

5 February 2014 at 11.18am | Comment on this article

American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has been honoured in the 2014 What’s On Stage Opera Poll, winning the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Main Role for her performance in John Fulljames’s Royal Opera production of La donna del lago.

The awards are determined by public vote and this year saw 15,000 pick their favourite artists and productions from the previous 12 months.

Other winners included Glyndebourne‘s Billy Budd and The Rape of Lucretia, Aldeburgh Festival’s Grimes on the Beach, and director Aylin Bozok for her production of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Arcola Theatre. The Royal Opera House’s imaginative pricing policy when programming new or challenging operas was the runner up in the Outstanding Contribution to the UK Operatic Scene category.

As well as her acclaimed performance in La donna del Lago, 2013 also saw Joyce perform at the last night of the BBC Proms.

Read a Q&A with Joyce answering your questions on preparation, regietheater and opera in cinemas

Joyce will return to the Royal Opera House in May 2014, singing the title role in Maria Stuarda.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

5 February 2014 at 11.18am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Stuarda, Production, What's On Stage opera poll

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