The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano and humanitarian Joyce DiDonato will be speaking and performing for the next Pure Land Series at China Exchange on November 21 at 6.30pm.
Proclaimed as “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by The New Yorker, Miss DiDonato has gained international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography. She has also been widely acclaimed for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti.
Miss DiDonato is also a passionate supporter of LGBT rights and a supporter of musical programmes for those who are disadvantaged, whether through homelessness or imprisonment.
Last December, she presented a concert at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, singing pieces written for her by inmates who have been studying composition as part of the Musical Connections program, through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. This community-based effort is giving hope and a voice to inmates through the creation and performance of new music.
The Pure Land Series at China Exchange curates innovative programmes with the aim of enriching lives through creativity, spirituality and self-expression.