This month, Joyce DiDonato will join the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal for several concerts in Chicago, Ann Arbor, New York, and Philadelphia. For the tour, Joyce will sing two ethereal arias from Mozart’s clemenza di Tito, including Sesto’s lyrical and robust “Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio” and Vitellia’s remorseful showpiece with basset horn obbligato, “Non più di fiori.”
Maestro Nézet-Séguin begins the concert with the enchanting Overture to La clemenza di Tito and concludes with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 “Romantic,” a work that enthralls with its skilled orchestration that gives the brass a starring role. Concert dates include November 17 at the Maison symphonique de Montréal; November 19 at Chicago Symphony Center; November 20 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor; November 22 at Carnegie Hall (part of Joyce’s Perspectives series); and conclude on November 24 at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.
With the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ms. DiDonato sang the role of Sesto on Mr. Nézet-Séguin’s recording of La clemenza di Tito with a spectacular cast for the fifth installment of his series of seven Mozart operas for Deutsche Grammophon. Purchase links and more information are available via Joyce’s Recordings.