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Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato in Handel's Ariodante in Concert, with The English Concert

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:00 PM

Special Concerts

The superstar mezzo-soprano sings the title role in a concert version of the passionate Italian opera. She "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading" (London's Daily Telegraph).

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JOYCE DiDONATO
WITH THE ENGLISH CONCERT IN
ARIODANTE
 
The New York Times calls the Grammy-winning American mezzo-soprano "the perfect 21st-century diva--an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent."
 
DiDonato sings the title role in a concert version of Handel's passionate Italian opera, which she has performed and recorded to great acclaim. Says London's Daily Telegraph: DiDonato "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading." Joining her with the English Concert conducted by Artistic Director Harry Bicket is soprano Christiane Karg as Ginevra, tenor David Portillo as Lurcanio, soprano Joelle Harvey as Dalinda, baritone Matthew Brook as Re di Scozia, and others.

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts and Vocal Arts DC.

Performance Timing: Part One - 61 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 64 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Three - 55 min.
 

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