Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano


with Il pomo d'Oro under the direction of Maxim Emelyanychev

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall

Part of the 2019-2020 Candler Concert Series.

“If there is anybody to sing the baroque repertoire and to catch the inner, deeper sense of the music – the sense of inner conflict between war and peace – this is Joyce DiDonato..” — Opera World

Awe-inspiring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato brings this empowering theatrical performance to concert halls throughout the world, entreating us all to reflect on how we find peace in the midst of chaos. Divided into two sections, “War" and “Peace,” the evening features arias including Dido’s dignified, but searing “Lament” from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Almirena’s haunting and heartbreaking “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Handel’s Rinaldo.

Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support.
She would also like to thank Five Arts Foundation as recommended by Helen Berggruen, Susan and John Singer, Helen and Peter Bing, The Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation, Marnie and Kern Wildenthal and Paul Sekhri for their additional support.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Artist Bios

Joyce DiDonato
Multi Grammy Award winner and 2018 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe, and has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by the New Yorker. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” according to the Times, Joyce has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography. She is also widely acclaimed for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti. Read More ››


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