In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music | Asia | January 2019
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Introduction

Joyce DiDonato kick-starts the new year touring her much-celebrated project In War & Peace, a programme she has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and most recently, to Moscow, bringing her question In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace? to audiences across Asia.

“Perhaps my most personal project to date” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War & Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Working with breakout early music sensation il pomo d’oro – a group of musicians who are among the best to be found worldwide for authentic and vivid interpretation on period instruments – Joyce’s aim is to steer conversation and discourse to help all of us find peace in our lives in a dynamic way.

The programme comprises arias divided into two sections: ‘War’ and ‘Peace’. Both contain music by Purcell and Handel – including Dido’s dignified, but searing lament from Dido and Aeneas and Almirena’s haunting and heartbreaking “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo.

Their In War & Peace CD was awarded the 2017 Best Recital Gramophone Award. For more information on the project, please visit the In War & Peace website.

 

Joyce DiDonato: Mezzo-soprano and Executive Producer
il pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev: Director and harpsichord
Manuel Palazzo: Choreographer and dancer
Ralf Pleger: Stage Director
Henning Blum: Lighting Designer
Yousef Iskandar: Video Designer
Greeting cards by Hallmark
Joyce DiDonato’s gowns: Vivienne Westwood
Manuel Palazzo’s costume: Lasha Rostobaia


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Further Info

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Fuxing Middle Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China

National Centre for the Performing Arts, West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng, China

Macau Cultural Center, Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA, USA

Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Pl, Central, Hong Kong

National Performing Arts Center - National Theater & Concert Hall. No. 21-1號, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Lotte Concert Hall, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

emirates concert hall

Schedule

  • 20:00 09 Jan 2019 Shanghai Symphony Hall SHANGHAI More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 19:30 11 Jan 2019 NCPA Beijing BEIJING More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 20:00 13 Jan 2019 Macau Cultural Centre MACAU More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 19:30 18 Jan 2019 National Performing Arts Center Taiwan Concert Hall TAIPEI More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 20:00 21 Jan 2019 Lotte Hall Seoul More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 20:00 24 Jan 2019 Emirates Palace ABU DHABI More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte