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Joyce DiDonato


Release Date: February 25, 2022

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Maria By Callas Q&A with Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato with El Sistema Greece and Il Pomo d'oro
Maria By Callas | Official US Trailer HD
JD w/Kate Lindsey on Handel's Agrippina at the Met
1 Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question  
2 Rachel Portman - The First Morning of the World  
3 Gustav Mahler - Rückert-Lieder “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!”  
4 Biagio Marini - Scherzi e canzone Op.5  
5 Myslivecek: Adamo ed Eva, Pt. 2:  
6 Aaron Copland - 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson, Nature, the gentlest mother  
7 Giovanni Valentini - Sonata enharmonica  
8 Francesco Cavalli - Opera La Calisto, Aria: “Piante ombrose”  
9 Christoph Willibald Gluck - Opera Orfeo ed Euridice Wq. 30, Danza degli spettri e delle furie  
10 Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ezio, Wq. 15, Act 3,  
11 Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ezio, Wq. 15, Act 3,  
12 George Frideric Handel - Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1:  
13 Gustav Mahler - Rückert-Lieder “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”  
14 Richard Wagner - 5 Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme WWV 91  
15 George Frideric Handel - Handel: Serse, HWV 40, Act 1,  
16 George Frideric Handel - Handel: Serse, HWV 40, Act 1,  
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From prison reform, the plight of refugees, the need for music education for all, to the industry-defining In War and Peace, opera superstar Joyce DiDonato has long been an artist who has dedicated herself to creating and initiating projects that challenge and galvanise the public, transcending the physical confines of the concert hall.

EDEN is DiDonato’s latest multi-faceted initiative, one that she will dedicate much of her time over the next four years to, uniting music, drama, and education to confront questions of our individual connection to Nature. Comprised of a tour of over 45 venues across five continents between 2022-24, an Erato album, ground-breaking education programme, and multiple partnerships, EDEN’s long-term impact and legacy will be far reaching.

DiDonato’s passionate belief, and the driving force behind EDEN, is that a collective return to our “best selves” is needed to not only address our current climate crisis, but the crisis of heart, as well. By examining our relationship to the natural world and our unique place within it, EDEN invites the listener to explore and search for answers about belonging, purpose, and healing. 

“With each passing day,” writes DiDonato, “I trust more and more in the perfect balance, astonishing mystery and guiding force of the natural world around us, how much Mother Nature has to teach us. EDEN is an invitation to return to our roots and to explore whether or not we are connecting as profoundly as we can to the pure essence of our being, to create a new EDEN from within and plant seeds of hope for the future.”

Alongside her long-standing orchestral partners, Il Pomo d’Oro and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev DiDonato will collaborate with stage director Marie Lambert and Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, combining music from different genres with a stage setting designed to connect the audience with the very heart of the natural world around us.

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