The Maid of Orléans

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

September 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall

The Maid of Orléans

By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sung in Russian with English titles

 

In The Maid of Orléans, Tchaikovsky’s sixth opera, the tale of Joan of Arc is presented in the Grand Opera style. Tchaikovsky remains true to much of the Joan legend. From her innocence and visions to to her strength in battle. We see the betrayal of Joan by her father, her persecution, ultimate execution and fiery martyrdom. Tchaikovsky’s score creates a lush impassioned sound world while also creating a nuanced musical portrait of the intrepid maiden who led the French army to victory.

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Cast and Creative

Kate Aldrich
Kate Aldrich
Joan of Arc

Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson
Thibaut d’Arc, Joan’s father

Kevin Ray
Kevin Ray
King Charles VII

Aleksey Bogdanov
Aleksey Bogdanov
Lionel, a Burgundian knight

Yeghishe Manucharyan
Yeghishe Manucharyan
Raymond, Joan’s betrothed

David Kravitz
David Kravitz
Dunois, a French knight

Mikhail Svetlov
Mikhail Svetlov
The Archbishop

Erica Petrocelli
Erica Petrocelli
Agnès Sorel

Gil Rose
Gil Rose
Conductor


Media

Video by Kathy Wittman / Ball Square Films