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2023 Grammy Nominee for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Joyce DiDonato, executive producer and mezzo-soprano
Early Music Ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro
Zefira Valova, conductor
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, stage director
John Torres, lighting designer
“Riveting show, superbly executed.” – The Evening Standard
An Arts & Lectures Co-commission
Fusing music, movement and theater, EDEN is an iconic, groundbreaking theatrical tour de force from Joyce DiDonato, arguably the world’s top mezzo soprano. EDEN, winner of the 2022 Opus Klassic Award for Solo Vocal Recording of the Year, explores our individual connection to nature and its impact on our world. By traveling seamlessly through four centuries of music, including a new commission from Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, a searing and singular experience of hope unfolds. To ensure that the EDEN experience continues to grow outside of the concert hall, each audience member receives seeds to plant as Joyce asks: “In this time of upheaval, which seed will you plant today?”
This performance will include a special appearance by the Music Academy Sing! children’s chorus.
Date: January 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: General Public $20 – $131 / UCSB Student (Current student ID required) $20 / Youth $20
Location: Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)