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Joyce Didonato's 'Eden'

Part of the Harriman Jewel Series

“In a world that is bustling at full speed, brimming with ever-demanding technology, I find myself searching more and more for the nourishing solitude and the restorative balance of nature. The force that we dare call “Mother Nature” never fails to reclaim Her dominance, to illuminate Her mystery or to humble us at Her feetJoyce DiDonato all while lavishing on us Her wondrous gift of life. This search leads here…”

Joyce DiDonato

Together with Joyce DiDonato’s longtime musical collaborators—the Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, led by their Music Director Maxim Emelyanychev—and a new collaboration with the acclaimed composer Rachel Portman, Eden is a continuation from her highly acclaimed production In War and Peace.

As a co-commissioner for this project, the Series is excited to share this production of extraordinary music and fascinating imagery that amplifies the traditional concert format. Meshing traditional opera, brand new commissions, poetry, and a magical stage presence will create a truly unforgettable experience of music celebrating this balance of nature and life itself.

Programme will include works by:

Portman (World Premiere)

Joyce DiDonato, Executive Producer and Mezzo-soprano

Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, il pomo d’oro

Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, Stage Director

Vita Tzykun, Scenic and Costume Designer

John TorresLighting Designer

Sophie Dand & Rachel Walters, Educational Outreach Manager and Partnership Liaison

Robert Kearns, Production Manager

Adrien Rigal, Stage Manager

Valentin Bodier, LX Board Operator

Askonas Holt, Tour Management

Commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan; the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; and Cal Performances at University of California, Berkeley.

Harriman-Jewell Covid Requirements:

All patrons must show proof of full vaccination at the door, no exceptions.  Masks strongly encouraged.

We are not allowing for negative COVID tests results at this time.