The American lyric mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is a beloved star at New York's Metropolitan Opera and one of the top artists of the musical stage of our time. With an inexhaustibly rich repertoire, she sings nearly everything, from Handel and Mozart to Janáček and Emmerich Kalman. She is fond of singing theme-based recitals with a clear line of thought behind them, which she then transforms from a concert into a theatrical event using sets, costumes and lighting effects. Now she is once again getting ready to enchant the Müpa Budapest audience with an elaborate experience, accompanied by her outstanding partners of an internationally renowned early music ensemble and their versatile leader.
In this, her next large-scale project, Joyce DiDonato's artistic imagination and energy as a performer will embrace an exciting subject of overarching significance: the Garden of Eden. Her programme will explore the majesty, power and mystery of nature. The works that she will be performing and the theatrical effects employed can be described as ones of disarming power and evocative suggestiveness. The singer invites the audience on an emotional journey connecting us to the music of Cavalli, Han...del, Purcell, Gluck, Mahler, Ives and the contemporary composer Rachel Portman through the power and fragility of nature, finding - or perhaps even changing - our place in the kaleidoscope-like and miraculous world that surrounds us. The diva's old artistic allies of Il Pomo d'Oro, who play on period instruments - this time under the baton of the multifaceted young conductor Gergely Madaras - create an authentic acoustic environment for the singing and acting with historically informed playing, while French director Marie Lambert-Le Bihan and lighting effects designer John Torres are making sure the audience will get to take part in a genuine experience of the musical stage that evening.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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