Academy
Jeanne Dark - CANCELED
Jeanne Dark - CANCELED
Fabio Vacchi
Fabio Vacchi
from May 20, 2021 to May 25, 2021
from May 20, 2021 to May 25, 2021
Due to the persistence of the safety restrictions imposed for the pandemic, the Teatro del Maggio is unfortunately forced to suspend the performances of the opera Jeanne Dark by maestro Fabio Vacchi rescheduled, from last season, at the Goldoni Theater for the edition of the Festival di this year.

The Teatro del Maggio will therefore reimburse the cost of tickets for the 2020 performances (22, 24 and 26 May) which until now would have been considered valid for access to Goldoni.

Refund requests will start from 9 April to 30 April 2021.

In the mock-heroic Pulzella d’Orleans, Voltaire attacks the alliance between monarchic and catholic power in its stirring-up of nationalism and superstition. Stefano Jacini takes on the satirical intent, identifying the false sexual moralism and female submission, to which in reality Joan of Arc rebels, as the ideal means to conquer illegitimate, foolish and hypocritical authority. Vacchi chose a narrative, playful and desecrating style, thus indirectly mocking the aesthetic dogmas of so-called “contemporary” musical theatre, in the conviction that every ideological diktat hides an occult power unmasked by Enlightenment, not only in the strictly eighteenth-century sense of the word. An opera that is entertaining and thought-provoking, ending not with the burning of the young woman, but with her flight on the back of a donkey, an animal which, from an anti-speciesist point of view, is nobly literary and irresistible for its primordial erotic energy.

Commissioned by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
New staging
World première