Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

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Please note: Lobby opens at 6:00pm, doors to the auditorium open at 7:15pm. Intermission will be 30 minutes.

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

The renowned American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is "the perfect 21st-century diva" said the Los Angeles Times, hailing her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent." Indeed, DiDonato's Drama Queens recording captured the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo. Joined at Bing Concert Hall by the Italian period-instrument ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, she devotes her dramatic power to a program that explores the themes of war and peace in baroque arias by Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi, and others.

Joyce DiDonato discusses the project with the San Francisco ChronicleThe Mercury News, and on Classical KDFC.

Creative team

  • Joyce DiDonato, executive producer
  • Ralf Pleger, director
  • Henning Blum, lighting desginer
  • Manuel Palazzo, choreographer/dancer
  • Yousef Iskandar, video designer


Generously supported by the Koret Foundation

Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support.

Ms. DiDonato 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.