Norman Dello Joio: The Trial at Rouen
Dello Joio was commissioned by the NBC Television Opera Theatre to produce an original 75-minute opera for television. The resulting work in two acts, The Trial at Rouen, premiered on April 8, 1956, on NBC. In collaboration with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Operas performance marks the first time The Trial at Rouen will be performed off screen and on stage in front of a live audience.
The most condensed of all the operas presented, The Trial at Rouen focuses on the period of the imprisonment and trial of Joan (to be played by soprano Heather Buck). We see our heroine struggle with a choice: to be true to herself or to give in to the pressure from those around her to save her life, asking herself the question Have I the courage to die?
Sung in English
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