Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans From Moscow

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tchaikovsky's 'The Maid of Orleans' from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Tchaikovsky's 'The Maid of Orleans' from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. (@_Damir_YUSUPOV)
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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.

Cast:
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

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