Recitals

Joyce DiDonato and il Pomo d’Oro
EDEN

3 June 2024 (Monday) 7:30 pm Duration: Approx. 90 mins with no interval
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall View map
$1280 $980 $680 $380 $180
Buy Tickets Tickets available on art-mate and pphk.org from 12 Jan 2024. Limited tickets available on URBTIX from 8 March 2024.

“A transformative presence in the arts.”
Gramophone on Joyce DiDoanto

Whether she was singing of nature’s consolations, turbulent love, or the combustive depredations of war, DiDonato was nothing less than spectacular…musicianship of the highest order.”
San Francisco Classical Voice on EDEN

Following her immensely successful and sold-out production of “In War and Peace” in 2019, the operatic luminary Joyce DiDonato returns to Hong Kong with her new production “EDEN.”

“EDEN” is an awe-inspiring fusion of music, theatre, and movement. Featuring four centuries of music from Gluck, Handel, and Cavalli to Mahler, Ives, and a new composition by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, this production is a resounding proclamation of hope. It exalts the grandeur, strength, and enigmatic beauty of Nature, while harnessing the transformative power of music to forge connections.

Joyce DiDonato will be joined by her long-time ensemble partner il Pomo d’Oro, and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. Together, they present this profound production to the audiences in Hong Kong, delivering an uplifting message amidst turbulent times. Prepare to be transported on a journey that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit through the harmonious tapestry of “EDEN.”

Programme

IVES
The Unanswered Question

Rachel PORTMAN
The First Morning of the World

MAHLER
“Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!” from Rückert-Lieder

UCCELLINI
Sinfonia Terza (a cinque stromenti), Op.7

MARINI
“Con le stelle in Ciel che mai” from Scherzi e canzone, Op. 5

MYSLIVEČEK
“Toglierò le sponde al mare” from Adamo ed Eva

COPLAND
“Nature, the Gentlest Mother” from Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson for voice and chamber orchestra

VALENTINI
Sonata enharmonica

CAVALLI
“Piante ombrose” from La Calisto

GLUCK
“Danza degli spettri e delle furie” from Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30

GLUCK
“Misera, dove son!” from Ezio, Wq. 15/span>

GLUCK
“Ah! non son io che parlo” from Ezio, Wq. 15

HANDEL
“As with rosy steps the morn” from Theodora, HWV 68

MAHLER
III. “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert-Lieder

3 June 2024 (Monday) 7:30 pm Duration: Approx. 90 mins with no interval
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall View map
$1280 $980 $680 $380 $180
Buy Tickets Tickets available on art-mate and pphk.org from 12 Jan 2024. Limited tickets available on URBTIX from 8 March 2024.

Discounts and Concessions

  • 50% off for full-time students, citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities & the minder and CSSA recipients.
  • 10% off for each purchase of 10 or more standard tickets.

Note: Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts


  • For ages 6 or above
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change