Joyce DiDonato © Brooke Shaden (Ausschnitt)

Il pomo d'oro / DiDonato / Emelyanchev

»In War & Peace. Harmony Through Music«

Thursday 24 November 2016
19:30 – ca. 21:30
Großer Saal



Il pomo d'oro, Orchester

Joyce DiDonato, Mezzosopran, Executive Producer

Henning Blum, Lichtdesign

Yousef Iskandar, Videoprojektion

Manuel Palazzo, Tanz, Choreographie

Ralf Pleger, Regie

Maxim Emelyanychev, Cembalo, Leitung


»In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music«


Georg Friedrich Händel

Scenes of horror, scenes of woe (Arie der Storgè aus »Jeptha« HWV 70) (1751)

Leonardo Leo

Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro! (Arie der Andromaca aus »Andromaca«) (1742)

Emilio de' Cavalieri

Sinfonia (Rappresentazione di anima e di corpo) (1600)

Henry Purcell

Chaconne g-moll Z 730 (1680 ca.)

Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in Earth »Dido's Lament« (Rezitativ und Arie der Dido aus »Dido and Aeneas« Z 626) (1689)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Pensieri, voi mi tormentate (Arie der Agrippina aus »Agrippina« HWV 6) (1708)

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa

Tristis est anima mea (Responsorium 2 der Feria Quinta) (1611))

Georg Friedrich Händel

Lascia ch'io pianga (Arie der Almirena aus »Rinaldo« HWV 7b) (1711)



Henry Purcell

They tell us that you mighty powers (Arie der Orazia aus »The Indian Queen« Z 630) (1695)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Crystal streams in murmurs flowing (Arie der Susanna aus »Susanna« HWV 66) (1749)

Da tempeste il legno infranto (Arie der Cleopatra aus »Giulio Cesare in Egitto« HWV 17) (1723–1724)

Arvo Pärt

Da pacem Domine (2004/2008)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Augelletti, che cantate (Arie der Almirena aus »Rinaldo« HWV 7a) (1711)

Niccolò Jommelli

Par che di Giubilo (Arie der Attilia aus »Attilio Regolo«) (1753)



Richard Strauss

Morgen op. 27/4 (Vier Lieder) (1894)


Joyce DiDonato dankt The Pure Land Foundation für die großzügige Unterstützung, sowie der Five Arts Foundation, Helen Berggruen, Susan und John Singer, Helen und Peter Bing, The Howard And Sarah D. Solomon Foundation ebenso wie Marnie und Kern Wildenthal.
Kostüme Joyce DiDonato: Vivienne Westwood
Kostüme Manuel Palazzo: Lasha Rostobaia
Make-up: M.A.C.
Übertitel: libreTTitoli – Torsten Bohnet

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Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

»24 carat gold«

The Times described Joyce DiDonato as possessing a voice of »nothing less than 24 carat gold« and the Kansas-born soprano has been dazzling audiences for more than a decade. Equally at home in the baroque repertoire of Händel as in the belcanto operas of Rossini or Donizetti: her light-footed and athletic coloratura is technically flawless and she also cheekily and knowingly plays with her diva image. In Interviews and blog posts Joyce DiDonato offers glimpes of life behind the scenes and shows that, behind her dazzling vocal and stage presence, lies a considerable amount of hard work. A few years ago, she left the audience at a performance of Rossini's »Il barbiere di Siviglia« gaping in awe and wonder when she stoically continued to sing (flawlessly) for an act and a half after breaking her leg on stage.


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