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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th October 2005
To3rd November 2005
WhenOct 5,13,15,18,27,29, Nov 3 at 19:30. Oct 22 at 18:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £81.00.
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The Carmelites (Les Dialogues des Carmelites)

The Carmelites (Les Dialogues des Carmelites)T02007934654
The action takes place during the French Revolution and follows the persecution of a convent of Carmelite nuns who declare a vow of martyrdom. Blanche, a novice at the convent, has a crisis of faith and in the climate of social unrest flees to the safety of her family only to find her father, the Marquis, has been executed. Blanche has to confront her fear and make a terrifying choice, does she renounce her faith and disappear into the crowd, or join her sisters as they face the guillotine one by one?
Music Poulenc

Archive :: production:T02007934654, opera or operetta:S1904, venue:V376

Production details

Running time 2 hours 45 minutes.

Special Performances

  • 27 Oct 05 Sign Interpreted


Corporate Sponsor Sky
Corporate Sponsor Artsworld
Producer English National Opera
Producer Welsh National Opera
Director Phyllida Lloyd
Design Anthony Ward
Lighting Hugh Vanstone
Translation Joseph Machlis
Performer Felicity Palmer (Madame de Croissy)
Performer Josephine Barstow (Mother Marie)
Performer Catrin Wyn-Davies (Blanche de la Force)
Performer Ashley Holland (Marquis de la Force)
Performer Orla Boylan (Madame Lidoine)
Performer Sarah Tynan (Sister Constance)
Performer Anne Marie Gibbons (Sister Mathilde)
Performer Ryland Davies (Chaplain)
Performer James Edwards (First Commissioner)
Performer Roland Wood (Second Commissioner)
Performer Toby Stafford-Allen (Officer)
Performer David Stephenson (Gaoler)
Performer William Berger (Monsieur Javelinot)
Conductor Paul Daniel

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