Met Opera 18-19: Dialogues Des Carmélites

Director: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Writer: Francis Poulenc
Cast: Isabel Lenoarnd, Karita Mattila
Running Time: Sat 11 May, 5pm (running time: 3 hours and 9minutes)

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About this event

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.

Due to the length of the opera it will start at the earlier time of 5pm

Sung in French

Priority booking opens to Friends Members on Monday 24 September, then to the general public on Friday 28 September 

Please note Watermans Friends Members CAN NOT use their two free tickets for this event.

 

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