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Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc)

  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Cattura video giovanna
From 10 December 2015 to 2 January 2016
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



Carlo VII Francesco Meli
Giovanna Anna Netrebko (7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23 Dec.)
  Erika Grimaldi (2 Jan.)
Giacomo Carlos Álvarez
  Devid Cecconi (7, 10, 13 Dec.)
Talbot Dmitry Beloselskiy
Delil Michele Mauro

Before each performance of Giovanna d'Arco, starting from 10 December, Franco Pulcini will hold an introduction to the opera at the A. Toscanini Boxes Foyer. The meetings will start one hour before the beginning of each performance and the entrance is reserved to the audience with the ticket for the performance. 


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.