Running time:
90 minutes, no break


The Unanswered Question

The First Morning of the World

Rückert-Lieder: Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!

Scherzi e canzone op.5: Con le stelle in Ciel che mai

Aria Toglierò le sponde al mare
from oratorio Adamo ed Eva

8 Poems of Emily Dickinson for voice and
chamber orchestra: Nature, the gentlest mother

Sonata enharmonica

Aria Piante ombrose (Calisto) from La Calisto

Allegro non troppo from Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30
Recitativo and aria Misera, dove son!... Ah! non son io che parlo (Fulvia) from Ezio

Aria As with rosy steps the morn (Irene) from Theodora, HWV 68

Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

5 Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme
(Wesendonck Lieder): Schmerzen, WWV 91

Recitativo and aria Frondi tenere e belle...
Ombra mai fu
(Serse) from Serse, HWV 40

The programme is subject to change
25 March 2022 Friday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Joyce DiDonato: EDEN

Chamber orchestra IL Pomo d'Oro (Italy)
Conductor – Zefira Valova
Date of concert changed to 20 September 2022 >>

Tickets for 22 March 2022 are valid.

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, stage director
John Torres, lighting designer

Following her ground-breaking and award-winning global project, “In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music” which reached over 3 million viewers worldwide, Joyce DiDonato turns her creative vision and artistry to her next great passion: EDEN

Exploring the majesty, might, and mystery of Nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects, Joyce will take the viewer on an emotional journey to reconnect to the power and fragility of Nature, exploring our place within this kaleidoscopic, wondrous world around us. 
Joined by her long term musical partners, Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev, as well as the French stage director Marie Lambert,  Joyce aims to double the global viewership through worldwide touring and streaming, as well as build on the interactive element of the public and presenting organization's direct participation.  This will be an industry-defining project that speaks to the heart of humanity’s essence, at precisely the most needed moment in time.

The ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro  was founded in 2012. It is characterized by an authentic, dynamic interpretation of operas and instrumental works from the Baroque and Classical period. The musicians are all well-known specialists and are among the best in the field of historical performance practice. The ensemble so far worked with the conductors Riccardo Minasi, Maxim Emelyanychev, Stefano Montanari, George Petrou, Enrico Onofri and Francesco Corti. Concert master Zefira Valova leads the orchestra in various projects. Since 2016 Maxim Emelyanychev has been its chief conductor, and since 2019 Francesco Corti is principal guest conductor.