Festivals & Series

Joyce DiDonato Vocal Master Class

Part of the Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

Yasuko Oura, piano

A multi-Grammy Award winner and a 2018 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has soared to great heights, both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts. Her performances of Handel and Mozart operas, as well as her bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti, have earned her international acclaim. During the 2023-24 season, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing the roles of Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Virginia Woolf in Kevin Puts’s The Hours. She also appears as Dido in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Hamburg, and Essen. 

Richard Strauss, “Sein wir wieder gut” from Ariadne auf Naxos 
Julianna Smith, mezzo-soprano 

Charles Gounod, “Dieu! Quel frisson...Amour, ranime mon courage” from Roméo et Juliette 
Emma Rothfield, soprano  

Giuseppe Verdi, “Ah, la paterna mano” from Macbeth 
Matthew Sink, tenor 

Camille Saint-Saëns, “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila 
Giada Barney, mezzo-soprano 

George Frideric Handel, “Ombre pallide” from Alcina 
Uma Singh, soprano 

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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.