“In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?” Joyce DiDonato’s award-winning project In War and Peace: Harmony through Music tours to Asia and the Middle East beginning in January. The illustrious ensemble Il Pomo d’oro, under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev, will join Ms. DiDonato for all tour dates.

Beginning on January 7 at the Shanghai Symphony Hall, Ms. DiDonato is a featured soloist in concert with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, led by Zhang Jiemin. Tenor Shi Yijie will join her on stage singing music by Verdi, Pachini, Puccini, Cournot and Mozart. Shortly after on January 9 at Shanghai Symphony Hall, Joyce and Il Pomo d’oro perform their first In War and Peace concert with works by Handel, Leo, de Cavalieri, Purcell, and Gesualdo.

Following tour dates include January 11 at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing; January 13 at the Macau Cultural Centre; January 16 at the Concert Hall in Hong Kong City Hall; January 18 at the National Performing Arts Center in Taipei; January 21 at Lotte Concert Hall, concluding with January 24 at the Emirates Palace Auditorium in Abu Dhabi.

Additional information and links to purchase the album are available via Joyce’s RecordingsA DVD – recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona – was released in April this year.