Giovanna d'Arco

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Musical Direction by Gil Rose

Presented by Odyssey Opera
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
4/5/18 - 4/7/18


Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc) is a bold and vivid portrayal of the iconic Joan of Arc, a woman who sacrifices everything in fighting for her beliefs and her country. In Verdi’s version of the saint’s saga he presents us with a very different portrait of the martyred Joan than has been presented this season. Joan's father, Giacomo, gives his valiant warrior-daughter up to the invading English army, believing she has given her soul to the devil. Having convinced him of her chaste and godly devotion (in the first of Verdi's great father-daughter duets), Joan dies on the battlefield and ascends to heaven to anthems of salvation and victory. In addition to Verdi’s quintessential virtuosic writing for the lead principals, this passionate story serves as a vehicle for some of his most brilliant orchestral and choral music.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission.