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The accused is a national heroine, the trial a farce. In Arthur Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, Joan of Arc looks back on her life, her visions, and her successes during a show trial in which she is sentenced to be burned at the stake.


The work is a touching drama and at the same time a revealing parable of corruption and abuse of power.

Honegger combines different musical styles here, from Baroque chorale to jazz-inflected music-hall sounds, to create a captivating sound painting.  The conductor of the evening is Alan Gilbert.

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alan Gilbert - Conductor
  • VokalheldenKinderchor
  • MDR Radio Choir

Arthur Honegger

Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, dramatic oratorio

Additional information
Participating artists
Berliner Philharmoniker
Alan Gilbert
Marion Cotillard
Eric Génovèse
Christian Gonon
Elsa Benoit
Adèle Charvet
Anna Kissjudit
Valentin Dytiuk
Alex Rosen
Vokalhelden
MDR-Rundfunkchor
Côme de Bellescize
Dates
June 2024
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