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Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano

Performance
Photo credit: simon pauly
 

“The beauty and range of her singing are surely now at their impressive peak.” (Financial Times)

Contemporary opera composer Jake Heggie enthused in Gramophone magazine, “The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato reminds us that in any generation there are a few giants…Those who know her repertoire are in awe of her gifts, and those who know nothing of it are instantly engaged.” DiDonato brought the house down with her luminous, 24-carat voice in her UMS debut at the end of the 2016-17 UMS season in Handel’s Ariodante. For her UMS recital debut, she performs Schubert’s Winterreise, a dramatic song cycle of 24 poems, usually sung by a tenor, that journeys through grief to despair.  She is joined for this very special duo recital by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera, who trades in his baton for a piano.

Performed in German with English supertitles.

Please Note:

There will be no late seating to this performance.

State Street will be closed through early February between Granger and Stimson. If you typically use this route to attend UMS events, please allow extra time for the detour, or consider taking a different exit.

PROGRAM

Schubert Winterreise, D. 911

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Susan B. Ullrich Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

12/16/18 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano

Performance

“The beauty and range of her singing are surely now at their impressive peak.” (Financial Times)

Contemporary opera composer Jake Heggie enthused in Gramophone magazine, “The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato reminds us that in any generation there are a few giants…Those who know her repertoire are in awe of her gifts, and those who know nothing of it are instantly engaged.” DiDonato brought the house down with her luminous, 24-carat voice in her UMS debut at the end of the 2016-17 UMS season in Handel’s Ariodante. For her UMS recital debut, she performs Schubert’s Winterreise, a dramatic song cycle of 24 poems, usually sung by a tenor, that journeys through grief to despair.  She is joined for this very special duo recital by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera, who trades in his baton for a piano.

Performed in German with English supertitles.

Please Note:

There will be no late seating to this performance.

State Street will be closed through early February between Granger and Stimson. If you typically use this route to attend UMS events, please allow extra time for the detour, or consider taking a different exit.

PROGRAM (Sun 12/16/2018: Hill Auditorium)

Schubert Winterreise, D. 911

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Susan B. Ullrich Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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