Giovanna d’Arco

Giuseppe Verdi

April 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
April 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
Huntington Avenue Theatre

 

Giovanna d’Arco

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Temistocle Solera

Sung in Italian with English titles

 

In Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (1845), Joan is cast as the soprano ingénue opposite two male characters, her Father, Giacomo who believes his daughter to be under the influence of the devil, and Charles the VII who falls in love with her. Verdi’s seventh opera Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc) with a libretto by early Verdi collaborator Temistocle Solera who based the text loosely on Schiller’s work Die Jungfrau von Orleans features one of Verdi’s finest title roles. In this intriguing interpretation, Joan’s purity and virginity is accentuated and gone is her death at the stake but rather she dies from wounds sustained in battle as she achieves her salvation.

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Haeran Hong
Haeran Hong
Joan of Arc

Carl Tanner
Carl Tanner
Carlo VII, King of France

Daniel Sutin
Daniel Sutin
Giacomo, shepherd and father of Giovanna

Gil Rose
Gil Rose
Conductor