Washington National Opera proudly opens its Spring 2005 season
with Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans, based on
Schiller's drama, that tells the story of the vision-filled
peasant girl who leads France to victory, finds love in the arms
of an enemy, and dies at the stake accused of witchcraft.
Acclaimed soprano Mirella Freni introduces America to her celebrated portrayal of Joan of Arc, and baritone Sergei Leiferkus
returns as the Burgundian knight Lionel, who captures Joan's
heart. In his sixth and most ambitious opera, Tchaikovsky
created a magnificent European-style grand opera of pageantry
and passion, with a lyric score of melodic richness and beauty.
Performed in Russian with English supertitles.
NOTE: Supertitles not visible from Rear Orchestra.
Mirella Freni, Joan of Arc
Maira Kerey, Agnès Sorel
Viktor Lutsiuk, King Charles VII
Sergei Leiferkus, Lionel
Vladimir Moroz, Dunois
Corey Evan Rotz, Raymond
Vladimir Nikitin, Thibaut d'Arc
Feodor Kuznetsov, The Archbishop
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.