10 September 2004 | crocuta
Pretty good work
Although this title may seem as another piece of "musical fever" in Czech republic started at 90's, but actually it is much better. Small company, small stage, but great work done.
First, touching libretto by Jiri Hubac. Then original music by Ondrej Soukup and lyrics by Gabriela Osvaldová, one of the best nowadays lyricist in Czech rep. Also director Jozef Bednárik was at his best.
But what makes this musical unforgettable are actors/singers. Especially Lucie Bílá in title role is fascinating, proving not only she is great singer but good actress as well. Also Vladimír Marek (Narrator), Martin Posta (multiple characters) and Jan Apolenár (King) did good acting and singing job. Petr Muk (Raimond) and Petr Kolár (La Hire) are a bit wooden actors, but their singing skills are really great.
What takes my breath away is supporting cast. They all could be stars! Marcel Jakubovie (a bit too sexy for an angel, but with really angelic voice!), Karina Tomsová, Jan Gajdos, Petr Opava and Lukas Kumpricht are all excellent. But my real heroine is Renáta Podlipská - strong voice and with only one expression she can tell whole story about her multiple characters. You go, girl!
If you want to hear some good music and see moving story about Joan of Arc, see this.