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DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

"It’s hard to imagine not being moved by a performance like this one - the Met at its very best." (New York Classical Review)

Ever since John Dexter’s striking production marked the companypremiere of Dialogues des Carmélites in 1977, Poulenc’s
devastating masterpiece has been a favorite of Met audiences. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is the fearful Blanche de la Force, who joins a convent of Carmelite nuns in order to escape the terrors of the French Revolution. The exceptional cast also features sopranos Erin Morley and Adrianne Pieczonka and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill as some of Blanche’s fellow sisters, with tenor David Portillo as the protective Chevalier de la Force. Maestro Nézet-Séguin leads a gripping performance throughout – from the opera’s chaotic first bars to the chilling death scene of Madame de Croissy (sung by the incomparable Karita Mattila) to the work’s harrowing final moments.

Composer
Francis Poulenc
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Choir
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Singers
Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, Karita Mattila
Production
John Dexter
Recording Location
USA
Year
2019
Duration
02:48:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera