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Ljubljana Opera and Ballet Opera
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Ljubljana Opera

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Thibaut of Orleans, John's father

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky THE VIRGIN OF ORLEANS Opera in four acts I premiere January 18, 2020 (the show lasts 2 and a half hours and has one break) I performance dates BUY TICKETS "Even if this opera is not accepted as a work of art, it will be for me," Peter Iljič wrote in a letter to his brother Modest. The original opera The Virgin of Orleans (1881, St. Petersburg), written in the style of the great French opera, is the composer's fifth opera and at the same time the first to be performed outside his homeland - in Prague in 1882. The pseudo-historical background of the story of the fate of 15th-century French heroine is intertwined with a mixture of majestic luxury and melodramatic passages. The score for a typical romantic orchestra, a combination of French and German style and contemporary Russian concert music, also reflected the composer's vision that the music of the opera should be liked by a wide circle of people. The libretto is based on material from Schiller's play of the same name from 1801, as well as on many other sources from the world of art and biographical works. John of Orleans, who in the Hundred Years' War led French troops to victory over the English and liberated the inhabitants of Orléans, consequently helped Charles VII. became King of France. Tchaikovsky set the narrative of the remarkable woman by upgrading her heroic personality with complex psychological contradictions. Despite the tragic end, which was an inevitable fact for the heroine due to her worldview and many other circumstances, the strength of her spirit, courage and beliefs can still be a great inspiration for all humanity. that Charles VII. became King of France. Tchaikovsky set the narrative of the remarkable woman by upgrading her heroic personality with complex psychological contradictions. Despite the tragic end, which was an inevitable fact for the heroine due to her worldview and many other circumstances, the strength of her spirit, courage and beliefs can still be a great inspiration for all humanity. that Charles VII. became King of France. Tchaikovsky set the narrative of the remarkable woman by upgrading her heroic personality with complex psychological contradictions. Despite the tragic end, which was an inevitable fact for the heroine due to her worldview and many other circumstances, the strength of her spirit, courage and beliefs can still be a great inspiration for all humanity. The director of the play is Frank Van Laecke, who has directed the successful plays Katja Kabanova and Lucia di Lammermoor on our stage in previous seasons, and we have entrusted the musical management of the play to Simon Krečič.
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