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George Frideric Handel: ARIODANTE (In Concert)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) - Ariodante
Christiane Karg (soprano) - Ginevra
David Portillo (tenor) - Lorcanio
Joelle Harvey (soprano) - Dalinda
Matthew Brook (baritone) - Re di Scozia
Sonia Prina (contralto) - Polinesso

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, Conductor

"Joyce sings, and the world is suddenly brighter," composer Jake Heggie has said. And indeed, Grammy Award-winning opera star Joyce DiDonato can do it all, dazzling audiences from the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala to fans at Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and becoming one of the most beloved singers of her generation.

DiDonato is joined by the acclaimed period instrument ensemble the English Concert for a concert performance of Handel's tale of obsession and betrayal, Ariodante. The New York Times deemed a similar Carnegie Hall performance one of the "Ten Best Classical Music Events of 2014," remarking, "The English Concert ... presented an elegant, dramatically riveting concert performance with a splendid cast headed by the superb mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato." We can't wait to hear them together here!

"Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation."

Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Photo of Joyce DiDonato by Pari Dukovic.


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