Did your parents have plans for you? Joan’s did. But she had a higher calling.

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:30pm

The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

After experiencing visions of the Virgin Mary and instructed by a choir of angels to chart the destiny of war-torn France, a humble peasant girl, 17-year-old Joan of Arc won the confidence of the future king Charles VII  by revealing information that only a messenger from God could know. As his newly appointed leader of the French army, she lifted the siege of Orleans and fearlessly won battle after battle to defeat the English and rescue the throne of France. Her capture led to one of the most celebrated trials in history with its charges of witchcraft and heresy that resulted in her execution at the stake!

Inspired by his research, Tchaikovsky exclaimed, “What a rich subject!” 

We agree.

“The gilded bronze statue of St. Joan of Arc, has been located near the French Market since 1999…” From Blake Pontchartain, read the entire article here.
Composed byPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted byRobert Lyall
Directed byJose Maria Condemi

Cast

Joan of ArcHilary Ginther
Charles VIICasey Candebat
Agnes SorelElana Gleason
ThibautKevin Thompson
DunoisMichael Chioldi
LionelJoshua Jeremiah

Creative Team

Chorus MasterCarol Rausch
Scenic DesignerStephen C. Kemp
Lighting DesignerDon Darnutzer
Production ManagerSarah McCall
CostumerJulie Winn
Wig & Makup DesignerLinda Guillot
Technical DesignerKeith Christopher
Stage ManagerEmily Barber
1st Assistant SMAmanda Seal
2nd Assistant SMKatherine Krikorian
Assistant Lighting DesignerMandi Wood
Properties MasterJonathon Uhlman
Scenic PainterNathan Arthur
Supertitles PrompterBeth Rota