American Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato to Grace NCPA Stage Next Month


 Celebrated American lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will perform at the concert hall of China's National Centre for the Performing Arts on June 13.

The Kansas-born multi-Grammy Award winner will be joined by famed Italian ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro in what will be part of her "EDEN" tour, which kicked off in March 2022.

Released in February 2022, the album "EDEN" centers on mankind's relationship with the natural world and "our unique place within it, and invites the listener to explore and search for answers about belonging, purpose, and healing," according to DiDonato's website page.

The concert will feature tracks from the album including its anthem "The First Morning of the World" by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, and others from works of various eras such as Aaron Copland's "8 Poems of Emily Dickinson," Gustav Mahler's "Ruckert-Lieder" and Francesco Cavalli's "La Calisto."

The album is "a powerful example of how music can relate so well to our wider world," wrote leading classical music magazine Gramophone.