Joyce DiDonato performs much loved favorites from the operatic repertoire and the Great America Songbook on September 17, in concert with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The event, which serves as the Symphony’s Opening Night Gala, will be conducted by Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Ms. DiDonato sings works by Handel, Rossini, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more on the program (complete details listed below).

In addition to the concert, the Symphony will host several additional events around the Gala. To reserve your tickets, visit the following link or call 206-215-4868.


George Frideric Handel
Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

George Frideric Handel
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon

Giovanni Pacini
“Ove t’aggiri, o barbaro” (“Where are you, O cruel man?”) from Stella di Napoli (“Star of Naples”)

George Frideric Handel
“Ombra mai fu”, Aria from Xerxes, HWV 40

Gioachino Rossini
“Tanti affetti” (“So many emotions”) from La donna del lago

Frederick Weatherly
“Danny Boy”

Rodgers & Hammerstein
“You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel

Leonard Bernstein
Overture from West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
“I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story

George Gershwin
“Embraceable You” from Girl Crazy

William Bolcom
Ragomania, A Classic Festival Overture