Dialogues des Carmélites
Francis Poulenc
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Previously recorded

Estimated run time: 3 hours 29 minutes

One intermission

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Compiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc’s most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche’s brother and father.

Event Info

Previously recorded

Estimated run time: 3 hours 29 minutes

One intermission

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Compiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc’s most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche’s brother and father.

Preview

TICKETS

Tickets Available:
Members  –  Wednesday, September 25
Public – Wednesday, October 9

Tickets:  $25 or $15 (students)

  • Previously recorded from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
  • Student tickets must be purchased in person with valid student I.D.
  • Later arrivals will be seated at staff discretion
  • Run times and cast are subject to change

All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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