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FRIDAY
OCTOBER 25
7:30 PM

 

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 27
3:00 PM

 

On October 25 and 27, we begin our historical quest for peace, hope and courage with Joan of Arc: The Trial at Rouen, an innovative and immersive experience at Centenary United Methodist Church. Pulitzer prize-winning composer Norman Dello Joio revered Joan for her faithfulness and courage, which she displayed in battle, but even more acutely in her trial and execution.

 

Dello Joio spoke of his interest in her story to the New York Times on the occasion of the NBC television broadcast of this opera in 1956: "The timelessness and universality of Joan as a symbol lay in the eternal problem of the individual's struggle to reconcile his personal beliefs with what he is expected to believe. Daily, for ages, she has challenged men to have her courage."

Season tickets will go on sale this summer.

COMPOSED BY
Norman Dello Joio

LIBRETTO BY
Norman Dello Joio

PREMIERED
It is scored for vocal soloists, chorus, and full orchestra, and received its premiere by the NBC Opera Theatre, conducted by Peter Herman Adler, on April 8, 1956, at NBC Studios in New York, NY

Sung in English

 
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