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Subject: Re: "The Maid of Orleans"
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:23:52 -0700
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I watched a recent performance on MediciTV and while I did enjoy it, it did
seem more like an oratorio than an opera due to the large amount of
dialogue.
DonD

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 4:51 AM, David Geary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> >There has always seemed to me to be a jinx of some kind
> >on the subject of Joan in works of art. Is there a truly outstanding
> >masterpiece by anyone in which she appears?
>
> I think Honegger's "Joan of Arc at the stake" is a masterpiece, a very
> moving wotk with gorgeous music. It can be performed as either an oratorio
> or a stage work, when  I was first in St. Gallen in Switzerland we did it
> staged and it was voted the production of the year by the opera magazine
> "Orpheus." That magazine was based in Berlin, I've no idea if it still
> exists.
> A very funny sideline to that is that in the program there was the
> announcement "This production of 'Joan of Arc at the stake' has been
> sponsored by the Helvetia Fire Insurance Company."
>
> David
>
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