Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens

6 February 2013 / 19:30
Hall


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A selection of arias from the great queen roles in Baroque Opera

Cesti ‘Intorno all'idol mio’ from Orontea
Scarlatti Sinfonia from Tolomeo ed Alessandro
Monteverdi ‘Disprezzata regina’ from L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Giacomelli ‘Sposa, son disprezzata’ from Merope
Vivaldi Concerto for violin and strings RV 242 “per Pisendel”
Orlandini ‘Da torbida procella’ from Berenice
Hasse ‘Morte col fiero aspetto’ from Antonio e Cleopatra
Handel ‘Piangerò la sorte mia’ from Giulio Cesare
Handel Passacaglia from Radamisto
Porta ‘Madre diletta, abbracciami’ from Ifigenia in Aulide
Gluck Ballet music from Armide
Handel ‘Brilla nell'alma’ from Alessandro

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Complesso Barocco
Dmitry Sinkovsky
violin/director
Alan Curtis
artistic consultant

Joyce DiDonato has assumed a regal status among mezzos for her musical brilliance, dramatic presence and disarming warmth of personality on stage and off. Here she dons the crown to portray some of opera’s greatest queens. Troubled, assertive, powerful and vulnerable, these are character portraits by some of the most evocative composers in history including Monteverdi, Handel, Haydn and Gluck. DiDonato is joined on the Barbican stage by her friends and regular collaborators the ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, consistent purveyors of Baroque refinement and style.

Running time TBC

Listen to Joyce chat to Warwick Thompson about the extreme emotions on display in her forthcoming concert at the Barbican.

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this vivacious soprano, a natural stage animal, drew her audience in with her musical generosity, intelligence and esprit." The Guardian

Find out more on Joyce's Official Website.






This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Barbican Productions 2012–2013


Produced by the Barbican





 

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