Joyce DiDonato smashes glass hut

Joyce DiDonato smashes glass hut


norman lebrecht

March 02, 2018

press release:

Joyce DiDonato is the Recipient of the 2018 »Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward«

‘Joyce DiDonato is an artist who does not differentiate between life and art. She devotes the same enthusiasm and the same standard of perfection to social activism as she does to the preparation of her opera roles and concerts. As a colleague, I admire Joyce; on behalf of the Music Festival and our sponsor Glashütte Original, I am delighted at this fantastic prize-winner,’ said Jan Vogler, Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival.

Past winners of the 25,000 Euro award include Steven Isserlis and Hilary Hahn.


  • Jen Dronkers says:

    What exactly is “perfection in social activism”?

    • Sue says:

      It’s the one we should avoid like the clappers!! She should shut up and sing – which reminds me of the Three Stooges; Moe says to Curly “wake up and go to sleep”!! 🙂

  • Marg says:

    JDD is one of a kind. An amazing singer and truly the non-diva Diva. A well deserved award.