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Opera

Jeanne d’Arc
au Bûcher

Arthur Honegger

Presentation

‘this bright sword, its name is not hatred, its name is love!’

Not only immortalised on the silver screen, Joan of Arc has also inspired many composers, such as Verdi and Honegger. In 1935, the latter created a truly original work in which the life of the Maid of Orleans is narrated backwards, from her death sentence to her childhood. This kaleidoscope of memories and emotions is interpreted by choruses, two impressive spoken roles, and an unusual orchestra, which includes saxophones, ondes martenot, and keyboards. Returning to the pit at La Monnaie after a ten-year absence, Kazushi Ono offers an intense reading of this rich and varied score. Romeo Castellucci’s staging delves into the different layers of sediment that have accumulated over Joan of Arc down the centuries. In doing so, he reveals the heart of the legend, its paradoxes, and the intimate relation that each of us has with it. 

Cast
Cast

ConductorKAZUSHI ONO
Director, set design, costume and lightingROMEO CASTELLUCCI
DramaturgyPIERSANDRA DI MATTEO
Artistic collaboratorSILVIA COSTA
Lighting collaboratorMARCO GIUSTI
Chorus MasterCHRISTOPHE TALMONT

Jeanne d’ArcAUDREY BONNET
Frère DominiqueSÉBASTIEN DUTRIEUX
La ViergeILSE EERENS
MargueriteTINEKE VAN INGELGEM
CatherineAUDE EXTRÉMO
Une Voix, Porcus, Héraut I, Le ClercJEAN-NOËL BRIEND
Une Voix, Héraut II, PaysanJÉRÔME VARNIER

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy & La Monnaie's Children's and Youth Chorus, led by Benoît Giaux

Co-productionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT, OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LYON, PERM STATE OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE, THEATER BASEL

Production created at Opéra National de Lyon, 21.1.2017

Agenda

Agenda