Tchaikovsky - The Maid of Orleans - The Bolshoi Opera (DVD-NTSC)

Tchaikovsky - The Maid of Orleans - The Bolshoi Opera (DVD-NTSC)

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This production of The Maid of Orleans is famous for its magnificent crowd scenes, processions and battle scenes. With libretto by the composer, it is founded on Zhukovsky’s Russian version of Schiller’s tragedy.

The all-Russian cast is enhanced by the outstanding talent of soprano Nina Rautio, whose interpretations are notable not only for her exceptional voice and technique, and great emotional commitment, but also for her exquisite musicianship.

Boris Pokrovsky's Bolshoi staging of The Maid of Orleans, played out against magnificent sets by Valery Levental, potently mixes realism and symbolism in this famous story of Joan of Arc, set against a background of France's struggle to avoid defeat at the hands of the invading English army. Tchaikovsky's beautiful score contains music of great delicacy and transparency, particularly in the orchestral introductions and transitions between vocal numbers.

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