Curtis Opera Theatre
Dialogues of the Carmelites
The final act is unforgivable. And unforgettable.
No one is immune from France’s Reign of Terror—not even a humble order of Carmelite nuns. Seized by revolutionary fervor, the country takes over the convent and condemns all of the sisters to death. Blanche, the terrified daughter of the wealthy Marquise de la Force and who recently joined the order, has the chance to escape with her life. But what would that mean for her soul? Uniquely staged to ramp up the charging drama until its riveting final act, Poulenc’s powerful, emotionally challenging 1957 opera inspired by historical events is a tale of terror, sisterhood, and inner strength.
Curtis Institute of Music in association with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring Curtis Opera Theatre Artists and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra
AURORA SERIES: CHAMBER OPERA AT THE PERELMAN THEATER
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Performed in French with English supertitles