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
The ArchbishopRaymond Aceto
RaymondKameron Lopreore
BertrandKen Weber
A WarriorDavid Murray
LoreeFrank Convit
An Angel VoiceJulia Tuneberg

Creative Team

ConductorRobert Lyall
Stage DirectorJose Maria Condemi
Scenic DesignerSteven C. Kemp
Lighting DesignerDon Darnutzer
Chorus MasterCarol Rausch
ChoreographerGretchen Erickson
Fight DirectorMike Yahn
Production ManagerSarah McCall
CostumesA.T. Jones & Sons, Inc.
CostumerJulie Winn
Wig & Makeup DesignerLinda Guillot
Technical DirectorKeith Christopher
Stage ManagerEmily Barber
1st Asst. Stage ManagerAmanda Seal
2nd Asst. Stage ManagerKatie Krikorian
Asst. Lighting ManagerMandi Wood
Properties MistressOlivia Winter
Scenic PainterNathan Arthur
Rehearsal PianistMichael Borowitz
Supertitles PrompterBeth Rota
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