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Dialogues des Carmélites
Monday, 24 January 19:00


The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted a new session of the Opera and Screen cycle, with the screening of the opera Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc, in a production by the Théatre des Champs-Elysées recorded in 2013. The event featured a presentation by Antoni Colomer, cultural manager, music critic and popularizer.

Dialogues des Carmélites is Francis Poulenc's second and longest opera. Inspired by the play by Georges Bernanos, this powerful drama tells the story, based on real events, of a community of Carmelite nuns executed during the years of terror that followed the French Revolution. To do this, Poulenc wrote a highly dramatic and melodically inspired score with a vocal treatment against the trends of the avant-garde airs that predominated in post-war European music. “My nuns can only sing tonal music. You must forgive them".
 
Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites
Author: Francis Poulenc
Production: Théatre des Champs-Elysées (2013)

Musical Director -  Jérémie Rhorer
Stage Director - Olivier Py
Blanche de La Force - Patricia Petibon
Mére Marie de l’Incarnation - Sophie Koch
Madame Lidoine - Véronique Gens
Soeur Constance de Saint Denis - Sandrine Piau
Madame de Croissy - Rosalind Plowright
Le Chevalier de La Force - Topi Lehtipu
Le Marquis de La Force - Philippe Rouillon
Choeur du Théatre des Champs-Elysées
Philharmonia Orchestra
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