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Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc @Metropolitan Opera, New York

May 3, 2019 - May 11, 2019

ken howard metropolitan opera - Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc @Metropolitan Opera, New York

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time returns to the Met as the Prioress.

One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.

(Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera)

CONDUCTOR – Yannick Nézet-Séguin

BLANCHE DE LA FORCE – Isabel Leonard

MME LIDOINE – Adrianne Pieczonka

CONSTANCE – Erin Morley

MÈRE MARIE – Karen Cargill

MME. DE CROISSY – Karita Mattila

CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE – David Portillo

MARQUIS DE LA FORCE – Dwayne Croft

 

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Start:
May 3, 2019
End:
May 11, 2019
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Venue

Metropolitan Opera, New York
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
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