June 02, 2017
ARTE Concert to live-stream 'In War & Peace' with Joyce DiDonato
The tour and album have captivated audiences across the United States and Europe including the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York and London’s Barbican Centre.
DiDonato is joined by conductor Maxim Emelyanychev and instrumental ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro who perform familiar and rediscovered arias which takes listeners on a journey in search of peace.
Joyce DiDonato is an opera singer who certainly does not live in an ivory tower. She had been planning a concert and album programme with an emphasis on rare arias when terror attacks struck in Paris in November 2015. The tragic events caused her to rethink her approach. In War and Peace: Harmony through Music comprises baroque arias by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi and lesser-known figures such as Leonardo Leo and Niccolò Jommelli. It is a programme that engages powerfully with listeners, calling on them to find peace in an often chaotic world.