28th January

Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT

Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmélites' with Pérez, Goerke, Devieilhe, Barton and Buszewski from New York

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Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmélites' is a French opera in three acts, divided into twelve scenes with linking orchestral interludes, libretto by the composer. The opera tells a fictionalised version of the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, Carmelite nuns who, in 1794 during the closing days of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their vocation.

Performers: Blanche de la Force: Ailyn Pérez. Madame Lidoine: Christine Goerke. Constance: Sabine Devieilhe. Mère Marie: Jamie Barton. Madame de Croissy: Alice Coote. Chevalier de la Force: Piotr Buszewski. Marquis de la Force: Laurent Naouri.

Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Bertrand de Billy.


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