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Joan of Arc in musicals and opera

Written by on June 3, 2020

Everybody is familiar with many of the films created about Joan of Arc, but there have been a number of musicals and operas created that delve into and expand on the stories and history of the heroine in music form. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net put together an exhaustive list, from the 2017 musical film Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc and the musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire composed by David Byrne to the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  Read the full article or watch some of the available videos below.

A Paixão de Joana d’Arc (1928) – Carl Theodor Dreyer

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Trailer) | TIFF 2017

Sword and Fire – Scenes From JOAN OF ARC

Jeanne la Pucelle

Anna Netrebko: finale Giovanna d’Arco – Verdi

Tchaikovsky – “The Maid of Orleans”. Complete performance – from the Bolshoi production of 1993

Elena Obraztsova – The Maid of Orleans – Jeanne d’Arc’s aria

Cecilia Bartoli: The complete “Giovanna d’Arco” (Rossini)

Richard Einhorn – Pater Noster (from “Voices of Light”)

Walter Braunfels: Jeanne d’Arc – Szenen Aus Dem Leben Der Heiligen Johanna (Trailer)

Norman Dello Joio: The Triumph of St Joan Symphony (1951)

Odyssey Opera presents Dello Joio’s “The Trial at Rouen”

Opera Highlights: The Trial at Rouen


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