Joyce DiDonato - In War and Peace - Harmony through Music concert. Directed 2017 by Ralf Pleger at the Grand Theatre de Liceu in Barcelona. Features mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, dancer Manuel Palazzo, and flautist Anna Fusek. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts Il Pomo d'Oro and plays harpsichord. The concert is split into two sections, War and Peace.
- Handel "Some dire event hangs o’er heads…Scenes of horror, scenes of woe" from Jephtha
- Leo "Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!" from Andromaca
- De Cavalieri Sinfonia (instrumental)
- Purcell Ciaconna in G minor (instrumental)
- Purcell "Thy hands, Belinda...When I am laid in earth Dido (Dido’s lament)" from Dido and Aeneas
- Handel "Pensieri, voi mi tormentate" from Aggripina
- Gesualdo "Tristis est animam mea"
- Handel "Lascia ch’io pianga" from Rinaldo
- Purcell "They tell us that you mighty powers above" from The Indian Queen
- Handel "Lead me, oh lead me to some cool retreat . . . Crystal streams in murmurs flowing" from Susanna
- Pärt Da pacem Domine
- Handel "Augelletti, che cantate" from Rinaldo
- Handel "Da tempeste il legno infranto" from Giulio Cesare
- Jommelli "Par che di giubilo" from Attilio Regolo
- Strauss "Morgen!"
- Speech by Joyce DiDonato
Choreography by Manuel Palazzo; lighting design by Henning Blum; video design by Yousef Iskandar; dresses by Vivienne Westwood; costume for Manuel Palazzo by Lasha Rostobaia; designs by Lenny's Studio. Directed for TV by Olivier Simonnet; Released 2018, disc has 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. Grade: NA
DiDonato received much notoriety by taking this recital to a number of venues over some period of time. There are many recordings related to this on YouTube. Here's the official trailer for this recording--- it looks terrific!