In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music | Europe | Summer 2017
May 2017 - Jun 2017

Introduction

“Perhaps my most personal project to date” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War & Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Working with breakout early music sensation il pomo d’oro – a group of musicians who are among the best to be found worldwide for authentic and vivid interpretation on period instruments – Joyce’s aim is to steer conversation and discourse to help all of us find peace in our lives in a dynamic way.

The programme comprises arias divided into two sections: ‘War’ and ‘Peace’. Both contain music by Purcell and Handel – including Dido’s dignified, but searing lament from Dido and Aeneas and Almirena’s haunting and heartbreaking “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo.

Askonas Holt it delighted to be working with Joyce DiDonato, il pomo d’oro and their exciting young chief conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, to bring this exploration of conflict and resolve to cities in Europe this May and June 2017.

Live stream from Barcelona

On Sunday 4 June, viewers all over the world will have the opportunity to join Joyce and il pomo d’oro on this extraordinary journey into peace, through a live stream on both Joyce’s Facebook page and via the arte website.


24 May 2017 20:00
Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

27 May 2017 20:00
Philharmonie Essen, Essen

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

30 May 2017 20:00
Philharmonie Berlin, Berlin

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

02 Jun 2017 20:00
Teatro Real Madrid, Madrid

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

04 Jun 2017 18:00
Liceu Barcelona, Barcelona

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

06 Jun 2017 20:00
Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

08 Jun 2017 20:00
National Concert Hall Dublin, Dublin

Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Manuel Palazzo dancer

Directed by Ralf Pleger
Light Design by Henning Blum
Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

Schedule

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    20:00 24 May 2017 Théâtre des Champs Élysées Paris

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

  • More info  
    20:00 27 May 2017 Philharmonie Essen Essen

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

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    20:00 30 May 2017 Philharmonie Berlin Berlin

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

  • More info  
    20:00 02 Jun 2017 Teatro Real Madrid Madrid

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

  • More info  
    18:00 04 Jun 2017 Liceu Barcelona Barcelona

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

  • More info  
    20:00 06 Jun 2017 Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Príncipe Felipe Oviedo

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar

  • More info  
    20:00 08 Jun 2017 National Concert Hall Dublin Dublin

    Handel ‘Scenes of horror, scenes of woe’ from Jeptha
    Leo ‘Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!’ from Andromaca
    De Cavalieri Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    Purcell Chaconne in G minor
    Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas
    Handel ‘Pensieri, voi mi tormentate’ form Agrippina
    Gesualdo ‘Tristis est animam mea’
    Handel ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo
    Purcell ‘They tell us that you mighty powers’ from The Indian Queen
    Handel ‘Crystal streams in murmurs flowing’ from Susanna
    Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine
    Handel ‘Augelletti, che cantata’ from Rinaldo
    Handel ‘Da tempeste il legno infranto’ from Giulio Cesare

    Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
    Manuel Palazzo dancer

    Directed by Ralf Pleger
    Light Design by Henning Blum
    Dancer/Choreography by Manuel Palazzo
    Executive Production by Joyce DiDonato
    Video Design by Yousef Iskandar