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Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc) - 7 December

  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Cattura video giovanna
7 December 2015
Giuseppe Verdi

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra 

 

New Teatro alla Scala Production

 

 

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes intermission included

Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Staging Moshe Leiser
Patrice Caurier
Sets Christian Fenouillat
Costumes Agostino Cavalca
Lights  Christophe Forey
Videos Etienne Guiol
Choreografic movements Leah Hausman

 

CAST

Carlo VII Francesco Meli
Giovanna

Anna Netrebko 

Giacomo Devid Cecconi
Talbot Dmitry Beloselskiy
Delil Michele Mauro

Due to a persisting illness, Carlos Álvarez has had to withdraw from the Premiere of Giovanna d’Arco scheduled for tomorrow, Monday 7 December.
The role of Giacomo will be performed by Devid Cecconi, who successfully performed it at the dress rehearsal and at the Under30 Preview on 4 December. 

6 December 2015

 

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCES

 

The first 7 December for Riccardo Chailly as Principal Conductor had to be dedicated to Verdi. Giovanna d’Arco was first performed at La Scala on 15 February 1845 and returned for the last time on 23 September 1865, 150 years ago; despite its relative rarity, is is a work of the utmost musical quality as demonstrated by the success of the revival in the form of a concert in Salzburg in 2013, supported by the voices of Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli. At La Scala the same artists, alongside Carlos Álvarez, will be the protagonists in the Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier production. Riccardo Chailly is one of the major supporters of this score in which Verdi had anticipated music of other major titles like Simon Boccanegra or Don Carlo. The opening of the Season is once again an occasion of great importance for the identity for the Theatre as well as a cultural operation for the rediscovery of the vastness of Italian repertoire.