Prom 31: Dialogues des Carmélites

Repertoire

  • Francis Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites

Performers

  • Paul Gay Marquis de la Force
  • Valentin Thill Chevalier de la Force
  • Sally Matthews Blanche de la Force
  • Katarina Dalayman Madame de Croissy, Prioress
  • Florie Valiquette Soeur Constance
  • Karen Cargill Mère Marie
  • Golda Schultz Madame Lidoine, New Prioress
  • Fiona Kimm Mère Jeanne
  • Vincent Ordonneau Father Confessor
  • Theodore Platt Jailer
  • Robin Ticciati conductor

‘Have you never been afraid of death?’

At the murderous height of the French Revolution, Blanche de la Force flees the violence on Paris’s streets and enters the convent. But horror pursues her, and she is forced to confront her fears. Can she find the courage to live – or die? A 20th-century masterpiece, Francis Poulenc’s opera Dialogues of the Carmelites is a devastatingly powerful portrait of human courage, faith and community. Robin Ticciati conducts an all-star cast including Sally Matthews and Golda Schultz in this concert-staging fresh from the Glyndebourne Festival.

Semi-staged; sung in French, with English surtitles

There will be one interval.

Mon 7 Aug 2023, 7.00pm

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The Royal Albert Hall

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