Dates and times: Encore: Friday, 17 May 2019 at 7:00PM Matinee: Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 2:30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
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.
ENCORES and MATINEES
Concessions(students and senior citizens): €12
Full season ticket for Encores and Matinees: discounted rate of €120 (instead of €150)
Jean-François Lapointe will sing the Marquis de la Force in all upcoming performances of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, replacing Dwayne Croft.