“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, London-based 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.”
Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Vocal Arts DC.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.