Michael is thrilled to make his debut with Odyssey Opera in the one night only performance of The Maid of Orleans, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
This performance will be presented in concert: sung in Russian with English titles.
"The Maid of Orléans represents Tchaikovsky’s closest approach to French grand opera with its large-scale cast and orchestra. Presented in concert the opera tells the tale of Joan of Arc. While the composer’s libretto remains true to much of the Joan legend, including her visions, strength in battle and fiery martyrdom, this lush romantic work also tells the story of a conflicted Father who ultimately betrays her and of her love for Lionel, a Burgundian Knight. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned score creates a nuanced musical portrait of the intrepid young woman who led the French army to victory."
Read our Program Notes to learn more about the opera and the story we will tell!