Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites Tickets
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Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites Tickets

The devastating tragedy returns to The Met stage.
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Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites Tickets

About Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc’s devastating tragedy returns, with soprano Ailyn Pérez as the young woman at the center of the harrowing, quasi-historical tale of an order of Carmelite nuns martyred in Paris during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. The remarkable cast also features soprano Sabine Devieilhe in her Met debut as Blanche’s fellow novice Constance, soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the unshakeable Madame Lidoine, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Mère Marie, and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in her role debut as Madame de Croissy. Maestro Bertrand de Billy conducts John Dexter’s striking and timeless staging.

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1957. 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.

Start date

January 15th, 2023

End date

January 23rd, 2023

Categories

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12 Reviews

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1189 Reviews | 343 Followers
84
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like opera based on true happenings, here with strong female voices. I especially enjoyed the debut performance of Sabine Devieilhe.

Don’t see it if you expect a French opera to reflect beautiful singing - here some of the fast pace and the male voices were rather irritating.

TallErnie

TallErnie

291 Reviews | 39 Followers
91
Masterful, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if A stranger interrupted my conversation a few weeks ago to berate me for planning to skip this. He was right; it's sparse, sad, & beautiful.

Don’t see it if You want a happy ending; it's depressing even by opera standards. But the journey there is lovely. Every bit of this works.

Richard 129440

Richard 129440

445 Reviews | 89 Followers
87
Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Dexter's 1977 production remains as intense & emotionally satisfying as ever with Met vets Perez, Coote, Goerke & Barton in vocal command

Don’t see it if Production can feel slow as the nuns come to grips with the inevitability of their fates but Poulenc's masterpiece remains a haunting saga

danny 6175

danny 6175

209 Reviews | 25 Followers
91
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Excellent singing and cast. Music and orchestration top notch

Don’t see it if Dark and foreboding ,

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Venue

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs

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