War and peace with Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

one patient Joyce DiDonato notes, sitting from the back of the stage, as the audience enters the room and takes a seat. It is becoming fashionable this entry brings gayola, it requires some courage to tear sing if you previously have warmed.

American mezzo presented in the Teatro Real Madrid his new show (and disco) "In war and peace: harmony through music ". A project full of good intentions in which DiDonato has put all his energies. Seek peace and harmony through music and make it a humanitarian project. This is the great challenge of his new show DiDonato.

The program is divided into two distinct parts, the first dedicated to war, in which works are interpreted G. F. Händel (1685-1759), Leonardo Leo (1694-1744), Emilio de Cavalieri (1550-1602), Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Y Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1631). The second part, more coherent, He was dedicated to peace, with works by Purcell, Handel y Arvo Pärt (1935), the shattering of work performed Da pacem, Dominated. Composition was commissioned by Jordi Savall in memory of the victims of the Madrid bombings 2004.



The performance of Il Pomo d'Oro was, simply, masterly. It is definitely one of the best formations that can be heard today. The great address Maxim Emelyanichev, also the key, They filled with energy and musicality a recital in which the musical accompaniment was above the interpretation of a DiDonato that has great magnetism on stage, but yesterday managed to convey not so dramatic charge. Perhaps the excessive visual elements prevented the gathering requiring works.

This is a visual spectacle, with light effects and video projections and choreography performed by dancer Manuel Palace, accompanying the interpretation of DiDonato. When the elements that accompany this kind of shows do nothing at the same, simply, They are unnecessary. That's what happened last night in this war and peace. the simple, yet elegant, choreography Palazzo, He added nothing to the show. Nor video projections Alexander Yousef, although they not therefore ceased to be beautiful. Baroque music needs no adornment or additives beyond their own interpretation. And if this, Besides, is done by Tomato, nothing can take missing.

The concert ended with a grateful speech Joyce DiDonato and two excellent tips, the aria It seems that the guibilo, from Regulus, from Jommelli (1714-1774) and intimate morning!, from Richard Strauss (1864-1949), to end a night in which he received the warmth of the audience of Madrid.