Joyce DiDonato and pianist David Zobel present two recitals this April, at some of Europe’s most renowned venues. The duo first performs at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on April 11, and then travels to Austria in performance at the Wiener Staatsoper on April 13. The programme features works by Vivaldi, Fauré, Rossini, Head, and Hahn, including the composer’s ‘Venezia’ songs.
Of her previous performance of the ‘Venezia’ songs at Carnegie Hall with her “A Journey through Venice” program accompanied by David Zobel, the New Criterion said:
She sang those Hahn songs beguilingly (to repeat language I have already used). She was beguilement itself. Now, to beguile, you need voice and technique. Those have to come first (especially technique, I would say). Then you can begin to beguile. All the artistry and all the best intentions in the world won’t do the trick. I once heard Marilyn Horne say at a master class, “Get your technique, and the world’s your oyster.” DiDonato did, and it is . . .
Please note ticket availability is very limited for the Vienna performance, with several price levels also sold out in Amsterdam.