Music: New Opera on TV

Manhattan Composer Norman Dello Joio, 43, has been fascinated with Joan of Arc ever since he was twelve. Six years ago he completed an opera, The Triumph of Joan (TIME, May 22, 1950), but withdrew it after the première and used some of its music for a symphony. Still not satisfied that he had caught the inspiration of Saint Joan in music, the composer made a long study of the legal proceedings that sent Joan to the stake in 1431, finally wrote an entirely new libretto and score. Titled The Trial at Rouen, it...

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