Met Opera LIVE: Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES

Broadcast Live from New York!

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Dialogues des Carmélites premiered in 1957 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. 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.

Sung in French with Met titles in English

Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 9 min, including one 30-min. intermission

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Show Dates & Times:

5/11/19 - Saturday

12:00 pm,
Admission: 

$27/Adults, $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID.

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