Here, then Nowhere: 'The Maid of Orleans'

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The Introduction

THE HIT SINGLE:  Joan's Farewell

Near the end of Act One, after a vision calls Joan (mezzo-soprano Anna Smirnova) to lead the French army, she sings a moving farewell to the hills and fields of her homeland.

THE B SIDE:  Love Duet, Lionel's Death, and Joan's Capture

Late in the opera, Joan and Lionel (baritone Igor Golovatenko) are reunited and affirm their love.  But when they're accosted by English soldiers Lionel is killed, and Joan is taken captive.