Joyce DiDonato

My Favorite Things

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The return of mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato to Gulbenkian Música, again in the company of the orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, a group primarily dedicated to interpreting baroque and classical pieces on period instruments. It is generally agreed that Joyce DiDonato is one of the top performers of baroque music; in this, her latest project, she gives voice to arias by Monteverdi, Cesti, Händel, Hasse and Purcell. The title My Favourite Things reveals the singer’s personal choices and, according to the Financial Times, “the beauty and breadth of her singing are certainly at her impressive peak.”


Il Pomo d’Oro
Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Maxim Emelyanychev Harpsichord / Pipeorgan / Conductor

Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630)
Sinfonia grave a 5

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
“Illustratevi, o cieli” from Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Pietro Antonio Cesti (1623 – 1669)
“Intorno all’idol mio” from Orontea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Symphony from L’incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
“Addio Roma, addio patria” from L’incoronazione di Poppea

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
Overture from Ariodante

Johann Adoph Hasse (1699 – 1783)
“Morte, col fiero aspetto” de Antonio e Cleopatra

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
“Piangerò la sorte mia” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Sarabande – Air en rondeau – Air très vif
(Dance Suite from Zoroastre)

John Dowland (1563 – 1626)
“Come again, sweet love doth now invite”

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Orage (Storm) from Les Indes galantes

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
“Dopo notte” from Ariodante

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
“Crude furie degl’orrid abissi” de Serse

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Si dolce è il tormento

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