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Multi award winning opera singer Joyce DiDonato took to the stage of the China Exchange with panel members, Matt Peacock MBE, Artistic Director of the charity Streetwise Opera and Anis Barnat founder of El Sistema Greece to discuss the role of music as a force of social integration, mutual understanding and personal transformation. The discussion was moderated by the previous editor of Gramophone Magazine James Jolly.

DiDonato then captured the audience with an extraordinary and intimate performance of Handel’s ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from her latest album “In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music”, a collection of baroque arias from the 17th and 18th centuries.


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