2019 Cinema City /Mall of Sofia/ | 11 May , 19:00
DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES
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DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES

by Francis Poulenc

Libretto: Georges Bernanos

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Production: John Dexter

Set Designer: David Reppa

Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood

Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

Cast:
Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Mme. Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance), Karen Cargill (Mere Marie), Karita Mattila (First Prioress), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Dwayne Croft (Marquis de la Force)

Francis Poulenc’s opera is among the most successful modern operas which are often put on the stage. It is based on texts by Georges Bernanos. Its premiere took place at La Scala in Milan in 1957. Sung in Italian it was a triumph among spectators and critics. The same year “Dialogues des Carmélites” was presented in French in Paris and in English in San Francisco.

The plot takes us back to the times of the French revolution when 16 Carmelite nuns from Compiègne had been sent to the scaffold. The dramatic story of faith and martyrdom is strengthen by Poulenc’s exceptionally powerful music. The moving arias for female voices and the rich score make the opera one of the most popular titles in the repertoires of some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads an accomplished ensemble in John Dexter’s production. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

“Dialogues des Carmélites” is, above all, a dialogue with the soul of the spectator” (Valeriy Kichin, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

On the photo: Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera

Tickets Price: 18/ 15 lv Duration: 3h 09min (1 intermission)

GALLERY    Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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