Giovanna d’Arco

The 2018/19 season closes at the Teatro Real with Giovanna d’Arco composed by a young and ambitious Giuseppe Verdi, who in this opera, shows signs of the genius to come. Plácido Domingo returns to the Teatro Real to lead a cast which includes MIchael Fabiano, Carmen Giannattasio, Moisés Marín and Simón Orfila in a concert version conducted by maestro James Conlon.


Dramma lirico in a prologue and three acts

Music by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Libretto by Temistocle Solera, based upon the play Die Jungfrau von Orleans (1801) by Friedrich von Schiller
Premiered at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan on 15 February 1845


Premiere at the Teatro Real                                                 

Opera in concert version
Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Program and cast

Musical director: James Conlon    
Chorus Master: Andrés Máspero    


Carlo VII: Michael Fabiano    
Giacomo: Plácido Domingo    
Giovanna: Carmen Giannattasio    
Delil: Moisés Marín, Fernando Radó    

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July 2019

Royal Opera Theatre Madrid

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