Joan of arc at the stake

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June 2022

Program and cast

Dramatic oratorio in11 scenes

Music by Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Libretto byPaul Claudel

Preniered in the Gosser Musiksaal of Basilea, 12 May, 1938

Premiere in the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real, in coproduction with the Oper Frankfurt


Conductor | Juanjo Mena

Stage Director | Álex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)

Scenography | Alfons Flores

Costumes | Lluc Castells

Video creator| Franc Aleu

Lighting | Joachim Klein

Choir Director | Andrés Máspero


Jeanne d' Arc | Irene Escolar

Padre Dominique | Sébastien Dutrieux

The Virgin | Sylvia Schwartz

Marguerite | Elena Copons

Catherine | Aude Extrémo

Porcus | Charles Workman

Heraldo | Torben Jügens


La doncella bienaventurada
Claude Debussy

Cantata on the poem La doncella bienaventurada (1847) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Music by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Premiered in the Salle Érand of París, 8 April 1893

Premiere in the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real


La Damoiselle | Camilla Tilling
Catherine | Aude Extrémo

Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real

Pequeños Cantores de la Comunidad de Madrid

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