EDEN : A musical homage to nature performed by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the Italian ensemble Il Pomo D’Oro !
Everywhere she plays, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is praised for her virtuosity as well as her engaging demeanour, upbeat outlook, and fluid communication.
The Times (London, UK) described the mezzo-soprano as having a voice that is “nothing less than 24 karat gold,” making her not just one of the opera world’s best singers, but also one of its most theatrical and creative performers.
DiDonato will perform her EDEN show this January 29th with the Choeur des enfants de Montréal at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of La Place des Arts.
”With this project we are trying to tell the story of Perfection” , says Didonato.” Tell the story of Paradise, the story of being inundated and flooded with beauty & love…
Nature in it’s extraordinary balance.”
By celebrating the majesty, power and mystery of nature through striking and evocative music and theatrical effects, the singer hopes that the audience will be carried away by the beauty of the melody and brought momentarily to a place of divinity and perfection.
To be allowed an opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of it, while pushing us to explore our place within the marvelous and kaleidoscopic world that surrounds us.
While touring the globe, DiDonato performs alongside youth choirs for most of her presentations of Eden.
From 2022 to 2024, this trip will include stops in 45 locations across five continents, and DiDonato is eager to collaborate with a vast variety of children’s choirs.
The 40 young voices of the Choeur des enfants de Montréal will perform with her in Montreal.
This presents a fantastic opportunity and moment of pure inspiration for the children to perform at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier while also singing alongside a veteran performer !
Her same title CD, Eden, which was created with the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, won the 2022 Opus Klassik Award for Solo Vocal Recording of the Year and is up for the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Grammy Award.
Its wide-ranging repertoire is focused on the theme of nature and how humans relate to it.
Founded in 2012, the Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra is touring with DiDonato after recording the album Eden.
They sourced their name from a large-scale opera written in 1666 by Antonio Cesti.
They perform baroque and classical music on period instruments.
Since 2016, it has been conducted primarily by Maxim Emelyanychev, who is also the principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Concert artist Zefira Valova leads the orchestra in various projects.