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Royal Conservatory | Joyce DiDonato: Eden

April 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Following her ground-breaking and award-winning global project, In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music, which reached over three million viewers worldwide, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato now presents her next great passion. Eden explores the majesty, might, and mystery of nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects. DiDonato takes us on an emotional journey to reconnect to the power and fragility of nature, exploring our place within the kaleidoscopic, wondrous world around us.

Joined by the original instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev, as well as the French stage director Marie Lambert, she performs a wide-ranging program cycling from Handel to Ives and Glück to Mahler, inviting the audience to consider their own place in the world, and perhaps to even change it.

Joyce DiDonato, executive producer & mezzo-soprano
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
il Pomo d’Oro

Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, stage director
John Torres, lighting designer

Program: Eden
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Rachel Portman: The First Morning of the World
Gustav Mahler: “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!” from Rückert-Lieder
Biagio Marini: “Con le stelle in Ciel che mai” from Scherzi e canzone
Josef Mysliveček: “Toglierò le sponde al mare” from Adamo ed Eva         
Aaron Copland: “Nature, the Gentlest Mother” from 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Giovanni Valentini: Sonata enharmonica
Francesco Cavalli: “Piante ombrose” from La Calisto
Christoph Willibald Gluck: “Danza degli spettri e delle furie:” Allegro non troppo from Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck: “Misera, dove son!” from Ezio
Christoph Willibald Gluck: “Ah! non son io che parlo” from Ezio
George Frideric Handel: “As with rosy steps the morn” from Theodora
Gustav Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert-Lieder
Richard Wagner: “Schmerzen” from from 5 Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme
George Frideric Handel: “Frondi tenere e belle” … “Ombra mai fu” from Serse

Ludwig Van


April 19, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Royal Conservatory


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