Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher

Arthur Honegger

February 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre

Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake)

Music by Arthur Honegger

Libretto by Paul Claudel

Performed in English

Featuring the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum

Children’s Voices sung by Premier Choir of the Boston Children’s Chorus

 

Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake) is a large-scale dramatic production and is undoubtedly the Swiss/French composer’s most famous work. It has recently enjoyed renewed international interest thanks to global productions featuring the popular French actress Marion Cotillard. The drama takes place during the heroine’s last minutes on the stake, with flashbacks to her trial and her younger days. Honegger entitled his work a dramatic oratorio, adding speaking roles and actors. The work is a dramatic mix of Honegger’s eclectic score and sung/spoken libretto by poet/playwright Paul Claudel. Odyssey Opera’s performance will feature the voices of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.

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Shura Baryshnikov
Shura Baryshnikov
Joan of Arc

Brandon G. Green
Brandon G. Green
Brother Dominic

Frank Kelley
Frank Kelley
Porcus

Erica Petrocelli
Erica Petrocelli
Holy Virgin

Sara Womble
Sara Womble
St. Margaret

Sara Womble
Katherine Growdon
St. Catherine

Alan Schneider
Alan Schneider
First Herald/The Clerk

David Salsbery Fry
David Salsbery Fry
Second Herald

Gil Rose
Gil Rose
Conductor


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