Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans From Moscow

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Tchaikovsky's 'The Maid of Orleans' from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

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