Light, hope, joy: thus, on the notes of Nicolò Jommelli, an 18th century Neapolitan composer, ends the extraordinary musical trip Joyce DiDonato invites us to embark on: from the horrors of war to the comfort of peace – one of the many gifts music can offer.
Thanks to Musiikkitalo – The Helsinki Music Centre, Musica was able to meet the top American mezzo-soprano.
In the words of Joyce DiDonato:
“We are using these majestic composers from centuries ago to look at both sides of humanity that we all have inside of ourselves: the dark and the light, the turmoil and the serenity. We start with “Scenes of horror, scenes of woe”, it’s this premonition of seeing destruction.”