Joyce DiDonato explores the majesty, might and mystery of nature, contemplating our place on this planet through the magic of theatre and the transformative power of music.
Eden picks up where DiDonato’s last project In War and Peace left off, bringing together timeless opera arias, new contemporary works, poetry and drama with DiDonato’s incredible voice and powerful stage presence in search of the restorative balance of nature. And she has the perfect partners to accompany her on this journey in Italian Baroque ensemble il Pomo d’Oro and Music Director Maxim Emelyanychev, looking to build on a fruitful creative partnership that has already garnered multiple GRAMMY nominations.
‘In a world that is bustling at full speed, I find myself searching more and more for the nourishing solitude of nature. The force that we dare call “Mother Nature” never fails to reclaim Her dominance, to illuminate Her mystery or to humble us at Her feet, all while lavishing on us Her wondrous gift of life. This search leads here..’
Produced by the Barbican
Commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan; the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; and Cal Performances at University of California, Berkeley
*Commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan; the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; and Cal Performances at University of California, Berkeley
Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online.
Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.
Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please select the click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected.
Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket.
Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.