Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series presents her wide range of interests and talents, all supported by the impeccable artistry, vibrant personality, and idealism that has made her an audience favorite.
Ms. DiDonato’s Perspectives begins in October 2014, when she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel’s Alcina with The English Concert under the baton of Harry Bicket in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She returns in November to perform a Venice-inspired recital with pianist David Zobel, featuring music that spans from the Baroque to the 20th century. Ms. DiDonato’s Perspectives series moves to Zankel Hall in February for a concert in collaboration with the Brentano String Quartet to include the New York premiere of Camille Claudel: Into the Fire by composer Jake Heggie, a frequent collaborator. The program includes the world premiere of lullabies, specially commissioned by Carnegie Hall and arranged by Mr. Heggie, featuring songs composed as part of the Lullaby Project—a series of songwriting workshops created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—that provides young expectant mothers throughout New York City the opportunity to write a lullaby for their child. Ms. DiDonato completes her Perspectives series in March in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini, singing both beloved and rare bel canto arias and ensembles with close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.