MET Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites [12A]

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Venue Barn Cinema

Running time One interval, 189 minutes

Composer: Francis Poulenc

Next date 11th May 5:00 pm

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About this event

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. This devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.

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.

Sung In French with Met Titles In English

About the Barn

The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn.

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Saturday 11th May
   


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