Joyce DiDonato awarded Premio Franco Abbiati for Best Singer
Published: 08 June 2012
Category: Vocal & Opera
Joyce DiDonato has been awarded the Premio Franco Abbiati for Best Singer 2011. This highly prestigious prize is bestowed by the Italian National Association of Music Critics. Previous winners include Marilyn Horne, Renata Scotto, Mirella Freni, Editha Gruberova and June Anderson.
DiDonato was honoured for her roles at La Scala as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Elena La Donna del Lago. Her performances garnered critical acclaim:
“Joyce DiDonato is evidently an ideal Octavian. The vocal abilities of the american artist seem limitless and her stage presence is perfect.”
ResMusica, October 2011
"The star Joyce DiDonato rules, a beautiful voice beautifully delivered, with phrasing of infinite subtlety."
Elvio Giudici, La Nazione, October 2011
La Donna del Lago
"Joyce DiDonato shows skill in every sentence, phrase and colour...[showing] off this great American singer’s mind-boggling trills and agility."
Giornale dei Lavoratori, November 2011
"She was simply marvellous!”
Dirk Schümer, Franffurter Allgemeine, November 2011