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Thread: Which Joan of Arc Opera Do You Prefer

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    Boston's Odyssey Opera 2017-18 season included four Joan of Arc works: by Tchaikovsky, Dello Joio, Honegger, and Verdi. The fifth opera of their season was also set in France but almost 100 years earlier, Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais (performing the complete 3-act version).

    This theming is not unusual for them. The company's 2018-19 season's three remaining operas are all on Helen of Troy: by Gluck, Strauss, and Offenbach.

    Their 2016-17 season focused on Oscar Wilde, with performances of Libermann's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Castelnuovo-Tedesco's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Zemlinksy's Der Zwerg. They also performed Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, which satirizes a Wilde-like poet (not based on Wilde, but he played up the resemblance because it worked for him).

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    Quote Originally Posted by schigolch View Post
    Just to comment about another opera based on Joan of Arc, there is Walter Braunfels "Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna", with a good recording available:

    Good recording available, but not at a good price as far as I can see. Cheapest I find is 40 Euros. They go up, way up from there. If you know of a good price on this, PM me a link. I see it is available as a digital download (the better to avoid the immodest album cover) in a few countries but not the United States Amazon. I could buy it as a download from Amazon.co.uk for $16.50 USD but Amazon says,

    To purchase music from the Digital Music Store, you must have an Amazon.co.uk account, a UK billing address and a 1-Click payment method issued by a UK bank.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Dec-08-2018 at 05:06.
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    Here is an interesting bit of information indicating Honegger's Joan of Arc may be as much an opera as an oratorio:

    Arthur Honegger's ''Jeanne d'Arc au B^ucher'' (''Joan of Arc at the Stake''), a 1938 work that the composer called an ''oratorio dramatique'' but that can be treated as a one-act opera.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Gounod wrote music to a Joan of Arc libretto. You can page through the beautifully illustrated score here.
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    If you are passionate about opera, then for sure you will enjoy the new opera done by Steven Jobe's St. joan of arc. Even if the person doesn't know anything about opera will definitely love this because of the amazing music done by Steven, the way it connects to the life of joan in the story. In this opera, the composition is more focused on modern musical theater and it nowhere remaind you the classical style of opera.

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    How about Norman Dello Joio's The Triumph of St. Joan?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triumph_of_St._Joan

    Maybe not.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dismrwonderful View Post
    How about Norman Dello Joio's The Triumph of St. Joan?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triumph_of_St._Joan

    Maybe not.

    Dan
    Find a recording and I'll give it a try.
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