Tchaikovsky's neglected gem The Maid of Orleans is his moody, Romantic take on one of history's most compelling and inspiring stories -- coming to us from the legendary theater that staged world premieres of several Tchaikovsky operas.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents The Maid of Orleans in a production from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Anna Smirnova takes on the wide-ranging title role, in a production led by conductor Tugan Sokhiev.
Joan of Arc: Anna Smirnova (mezzo-soprano)
Lionel: Igor Golovatenko (baritone)
Thibault: Petr Migunov (bass)
Raymond: Arseniy Yakovlev (tenor)
Dunois: Andrey Gonyukov (baritone)
King Charles VII: Oleg Dolgov (tenor)
Archbishop: Stanislav Trofimov (bass)
Agnes: Irina Churilova (soprano)
Bertrand: Otar Kunchulia (bass)
Angelic Voice: Anastasia Shchegoleva (soprano)
Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and Chorus
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor