On Sunday, April 30, Medici Tv will live stream Carnegie Hall’s presentation of Handel’s “Ariodante.”
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in the concert performance, which is part of her “Ariodante’ tour around the United States. It is also part of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed annual cycle of Handel operas in concert.
DiDonato is joined by a remarkable international cast that includes Christiane Karg, Mary Bevan, David Portillo, Sonia Prina and Mathew Brook. Baroque expert Harry Bicket leads The English Concert in authentic Handelian playing.
“Ariodante” premiered in 1735 at the Covent Garden and proved to be one of the composer’s most gorgeous and inventive scores.
DiDonato recently made her role debut as Didon in Berlioz’s “Les Troyens,” which was recorded for Erato. She next performs at the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary concert. Later in the year, she goes back to touring her latest album “In War and Peace” around the world. DiDonato is also slated to open the Metropolitan Opera as Adalgisa in a new production of Bellini’s “Norma.” She will also open a new production of Rossini’s “Semiramide” at the Royal Opera House before returning to New York for the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Massenet’s “Cendrillon.”
The concert begins at 2 p.m. EST and will be available on Medici for 30 days thereafter.