In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro, chamber orchestra

16 January 2019 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm Duration: 2 hours
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall View map
$980, $680, $480, $280, $180

In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

This is the question posed by mezzo-soprano superstar Joyce DiDonato in her extraordinary performance “In War & Peace”. Weaving together arias by Baroque composers including Handel and Purcell, Joyce DiDonato and award-winning chamber orchestra Il Pomo D’Oro under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev take the audience on a journey down into the depths of despair – followed by incredible hope and redemption. This is a performance you will never forget!

Read about how the Kansas-born star uses her art to bring people together (SCMP). 



‘George Frideric Handel Jephtha, HWV 70, I: “Scenes of horror, scenes of woe”

Leonardo Leo Andromaca, Act I: “Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!”

Emilio de’Cavalieri Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo, Sinfonia

Henry Purcell Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso

Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Act III: Dido’s Lament

George Frideric Handel Agrippina, HWV 6, Act II: “Pensieri, voi mi tormentate”

Carlo Gesualdo Tristis est animam mea

George Frideric Handel Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II Scene 4: “Lascia ch’io pianga”





Henry Purcell The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act IV Scene 2: “They tell us that your mighty powers”

George Frideric Handel Susanna, HWV 66, Act II: “Crystal streams in murmurs flowing”

George Frideric Handel Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act III: “Da tempeste il legno infranto”

Arvo Pärt Da pacem, Domine

George Frideric Handel Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act I Scene 2: “Augelletti, che cantata”

George Frideric Handel Dopo Notte

Programme may be subject to change.


Joyce DiDonato: Mezzo-soprano & Executive Producer
Il Pomo d’Oro : Chamber Orchestra
Maxim Emelyanychev: Director & harpsichord
Manuel Palazzo: Choreographer & Dancer

Ralf Pleger: Stage designer
Henning Blum: Lighting designer
Yousef Iskandar: Video designer

Tour managed by Askonas Holt

Dresses by Vivienne Westwood
Costume of Manuel Palazzo: Lasha Rostobaia

Makeup by M.A.C.

Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support. She would also like to thank Five Arts Foundation as recommended by Helen Berggruen, Susan and John Singer, Helen and Peter Bing, The Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation and Marnie and Kern Wildenthal for their additional support.


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