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Joyce DiDonato


Il Pomo d'Oro Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre
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In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music

Vancouver debut performance – one night only!

Winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, 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. This concert explores the dichotomy of discord and harmony in times of war, through Joyce’s powerful interpretation of Baroque arias in a program that includes Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, Leo, and Jommelli. Il Pomo d’Oro is a period instrument ensemble made up of a group of young musicians, under the direction of harpsichordist Maxim Emelyanychev, who are among the best to be found worldwide.

In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

“Perhaps my most personal project to date,” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Surrounded as we are by instability, she hopes it will help us find an answer to a vitally important question: “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

To read more, or participate in this project, visit Joyce’s website, In War and Peace. #TalkPeace

Ticket Prices:

Section A+* $250
Section A $130
Section B $96
Section C $70
Section D $45
Section E $25
*Tickets in the A+ section include an invitation to an exclusive post-concert reception and the opportunity to meet Joyce, Maxim and the members of Il Pomo d’Oro Chamber Orchestra.


Creative Team Credits

Executive Producer Joyce DiDonato
Direction Ralf Pleger
Lighting Design Henning Blum
Choreography/Dancer Manuel Palazzo
Video Designer Yousef Iskandar
Il Pomo d’Oro Musical Direction & Harpsichord Maxim Emelyanychev
Stage Dresses Vivienne Westwood
Makeup MAC
Greeting Cards Hallmark
Project Management Askonas Holt

Concert sponsor: Andrea Fessler in memory of her mother Agnes Fessler

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Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support.

Ms. DiDonato would also like to thank Five Arts Foundation as recommended by Helen Berggruen, Susan and John Singer, Marnie and Kern Wildenthal and The Getty Foundation for their additional support.