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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From29th May 2014
To11th June 2014
WhenMay 29, Jun14 2,4,7,9,11 at 19:30
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Dialogues Des Carmelites

Dialogues Des CarmelitesT362507768
Blanche, the timid daughter of an aristocrat, joins the Carmelite order of nuns, against the wishes of her family. In the monastery she meets Constance, a lively peasant girl, who makes a shocking prophecy.
Music Francis Poulenc

Archive :: production:T362507768, play:S2076217240, venue:V377

Production details

The terror and turbulence of the French Revolution provides the backdrop for Francis Poulenc's powerful opera of faith, bravery and redemption. Poulenc created the libretto for Dialogues des Carm?lites after a play of the same name by writer Georges Bernanos and the opera was given its premiere at La Scala, Milan, in 1957. It arrived at Covent Garden the following year, with a cast that featured Dame Joan Sutherland in the role of the courageous Mother Marie of the Incarnation. Running time: 3hrs (inclu one interval), Sung in French with English surtitles


Producer Royal Opera
Conductor Simon Rattle
Director Robert Carsen
Design Michael Levine
Costume Falk Bauer
Lighting Jean Kalman
Director Philippe Giraudeau (movement)
Performer Sally Matthews (Blanche)
Company Royal Opera Chorus
Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Performer Sally Matthews (Blanche de la Force)
Performer Anna Prohaska (Sister Constance)
Performer Emma Bell (Madame Lidone)
Performer Sophie Koch (Mother Marie)
Performer Deborah Polaski (Madame de Croissy)
Performer Thomas Allen (Marquis de la Force)
Performer Yann Beuron (Chevalier de la Force)
Performer Elizabeth Sikora (Mother Jeanne)
Performer Catherine Carby (Sister Mathilde)
Performer Alan Oke (Father Confessor)
Performer David Butt Philip (First Commissary)
Performer Michel de Souza (Second Commissary)
Performer Ashley Riches (First Officer)
Performer Craig Smith (Gaoler)

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