Joyce DiDonato | mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Zefira Valova | direction and violin
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan | stage direction
John Torres | lights
Sotto Voce, chœur d'enfants | Scott Alan Prouty
Breathtaking American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in a new and monumental vocal odyssey.
Ives The Unanswered Question
Portman The First Morning of the World (French Première, commissioned by Joyce DiDonato)
Mahler « Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft », lied excerpt from Rückert-Lieder
Marini « Con le stelle in Ciel che mai », aria excerpt from Scherzi e canzone Op. 5 No. 3
Mysliveček « Toglierò le sponde al mare », excerpt from Adamo ed Eva
Copland « Nature, the gentlest mother », aria excerpt from Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
Valentini Sonata enharmonica
Cavalli « Piante ombrose », aria excerpt from La Calisto
Gluck Danse des spectres et des furies, excerpt from Orfeo ed Euridice
« Misera, dove son! Ah! Non son io che parlo » recitative and aria excerpts from Ezio
Haendel « As with rosy stepts the morn », aria excerpt from Theodora
Mahler « Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen », lied excerpt from Rückert-Lieder
Fusing music, movement and theatre, EDEN is a breath-taking, through-performed tour de force from the multi-award winning Joyce DiDonato that’s been immediately celebrated as “iconic” and “ground-breaking.” By traveling seamlessly through four centuries of music, including a new commission from Academy-Award winning composer, Rachel Portman, a searing and singular experience of hope and connection unfolds.
Joyce invites you to join her in an evening celebrating the majesty, might and mystery of Nature through the transformative power of music. In her wide-ranging personally curated programme, DiDonato invites us to return to our roots and to explore whether or not we are connecting as profoundly as we might to the pure essence of our being, to create a new EDEN from within and plant seeds of hope for the future.
DiDonato is joined by her long-standing, celebrated musical partners, Il Pomo d’Oro.
To insure that the EDEN experience continues to grow outside of the concert hall, each audience member receives seeds to plant as Joyce asks: “In this time of upheaval, which seed will you plant today?
Production Les Grandes Voix
Joyce DiDonato Executive producer