Opera in 4 acts & 6 tableaux by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by the composer, based on several sources including Friedrich Schiller’s The Maid of Orleans.
First performed on 25 February 1881, at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
Coproduction with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Sung in Russian
Duration : approx. 2:50 (with one intermission)
No, not the heroic-comic poem in fourteen cantos by Voltaire, published in 1752 in Geneva, but an opera by Tchaikovsky, composed after Eugene Onegin. Fascinated since childhood by the character of Joan of Arc, Tchaikovsky wrote The Maid of Orleans based loosely?on the play by Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans. Another amorous dilemma: whether to cede to passion at the cost of betraying the nation. On the field of battle, Jeanne falls in love with Lionel, a Bourguignon fighting on the side of the English. Jeanne, probably an imaginary character, is rendered credible musically and humanly thanks to the scope of the composer’s expressive palette. A work following in the footsteps of great French opera, to be discovered or rediscovered.
|Musical Director||Dmitri Jurowski|
|Joan of Arc||Ksenia Dudnikova|
|King Charles VII||Migran Agadzhanyan*|
|Agnès Sorel||Mary Feminear*|
|The Archbishop||Marek Kalbus|
|Loré||Peter Baekeun Cho|
|A Soldier||Aleksandar Chaveev|
|An Angel||Iulia Elena Preda|
|Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus |
Director Alan Woodbridge
|Orchestre de la Suisse Romande|
|*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe|
Broadcast on Espace2
La date du 12 avril 2017 à 20h rentre dans le cadre de la programmation de la saison 16-17 de l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.