Joyce DiDonato's Favourite Things
Joyce DiDonato is an absolute Barbican favourite. Now the inspirational mezzo gets to share some of her own favourite things with us throughout the 2020–21 season.
The world's great opera houses are Joyce DiDonato's playgrounds, so it's no surprise to see some of her favourite collaborators from London and New York joining her here. Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director at Covent Garden, conducts Joyce and the London Symphony Orchestra in Duparc songs, while the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera are embarking on their first tour in almost two decades to join her in highlights from Berlioz's Les Troyens. And sandwiched between the two is a personal recital of Joyce's favourite arias from the dawn of opera to the Baroque masters that followed – a period over which this wonderful mezzo is the undisputed master.
LSO/Pappano: Christian Tetzlaff & Joyce DiDonato
Triple threat: when mezzo Joyce DiDonato, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and maestro Sir Antonio Pappano are in the same concert, what more is there to say?
Joyce DiDonato: My Favourite Things
Joyce DiDonato’s ‘Favourite Things’ – operatic arias from the 17th and 18th centuries – are brought spectacularly to life by a true vocal superstar.
Orchestra of the Met Opera/Nézet-Séguin & Joyce DiDonato
The Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York perform Berlioz’s spectacular Symphonie Fantastique and go all out for drama in extracts from Les Troyens with the one and only Joyce DiDonato.