The first premiere of The Bolshoi theatre 239th season will be concert performance of the opera "The Maid of Orleans". This extensive and rare perfoming composition will also become Music Director's and Chief Conductor's Tugan Sokhiev debut in The Bolshoi. According to his words he made this choice because The Bolshoi Theatre's creative life has always been profoundly bonded with the name of Peter Tchaikovsky. Creating this opera was like an investigation for composer, he explored different literary sources thoughtfully and put them together carefully into his own libretto: "Talking about literatury side of question it is difficult to tell how exhausted I am. How many pens I gnaw before putting some lines on paper! "This process of chasing and creating a masterpiece will be exactly shown on the stage by artists and musicians. Delicate but interesting part of Joan was written both for a soprano with its high notes and for a mezzo with its dramatic depth. Artist of "Young artists opera program" Maria Lobanova and guest soloist of The Bolshoi Anna Smirnova will handle it on The Bolshoi stage. "September 26 our best forces will be on the stage of The Bolshoi - soloists, orchestra, chorus" - promised Tugan Sokhiev.