Performance Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 8 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A highlight of Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series is this celebration of music from the bel canto era. Curated by the mezzo-soprano, this evening of arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections ranges from Rossini and Bellini to surprising gems by lesser-known composers of the time. Joining The Philadelphia Orchestra is a lineup of well-known bel canto stars: soprano Nicole Cabell, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and conductor Maurizio Benini.


  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Maurizio Benini, Conductor
  • Nicole Cabell, Soprano
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor


  • ROSSINI Overture to Aureliano in Palmira
  • CARAFA "O, di sorte crudel" from Le nozze di Lammermoor
  • DONIZETTI "Havvi un Dio" from Maria di Rohan
  • DONIZETTI "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore
  • DONIZETTI "Prendi, per me sei libero" from L'elisir d'amore
  • PACINI "Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro" from Stella di Napoli
  • BELLINI Overture to Norma
  • BELLINI "Oh! quante volte" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
  • BELLINI "Ah! mia Giulietta" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
  • ROSSINI "Reidi al soglio" from Zelmira


"Fra il padre, e fra l'amante" from Rossini's La donna del lago
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | Orchestra dell'accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Edoardo Muller, Conductor


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