Tuesday evening sees the start of The English Concert’s tour of Handel’s Ariodante at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role, Christiane Karg as Ginervra and led by Harry Bicket. Following the huge success of Joyce as the sorceress Alcina on tour with The English Concert and Harry in 2014, Joyce makes an eagerly anticipated return to the virtuoso trouser role of Ariodante, a role she is critically acclaimed for, notably in her recording with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis (The Gramophone Choice, January 2015). We are thrilled to see Christiane join the all-star cast and make her debut collaboration with Harry Bicket and The English Concert.
The US performance dates are as follows:
25 April – Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
28 April – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
30 April – Carnegie Hall, New York*
2 May – Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington
* The performance at Carnegie Hall will be streamed live on medici.tv. More information here.
The tour continues in Europe with Alice Coote in the title role, Christiane Karg and Harry Bicket as follows:
12 May – Theater an der Wien
14 May – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
16 May – Barbican Centre
18 May – Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
For more information, visit The English Concert website.