TO DISCOVER AN OPERA : JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE
- Don Kent
Composed by Arthur Honegger based on the booklet of Paul Claudel, the oratorio "Jeanne au Bucher" has been recorded on july 2006 in the National Opera of Montpellier.
Don Kent invites us to discover the work, commented by Jean-Paul Scarpitta, the director, Alain Altinoglu, musical director and Sylvie Testud interprter of Jeanne.
Each one in his area, they enlighten for us the work genesis, to the crossing of theater and opera and of his symbolic.
The oratorio, acheved in 1945 in a devastated France, has taken a prophetic dimension :
extending the symbolic opposition between light and darkness which enliven the staging of Scarpitta, Don Kent helps us to understand this work definitely belonging to theater.
Cinétévé - ARTE France, Opéra National de Montpellier, Festival de Radio France Montpellier
With the support of the Languedoc-Rousillon Region, the Fondation Aria, Sacem and the CNC.
Editor : Arnaud PETITET
With the participation of Sylvie TESTUD, Eric RUF, Mélanie BOISVERT, Isabelle CALS, Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX
Metteur en scène : Jean Paul SCARPITTA
Direction Musicale : Alain ALTINOGLY
Cinétévé – Opéra National de Montpellier / Festival de Radio France et Montpellier – ARTE France - 2006