Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Opera Philadelphia Conference Room (1420 Locust Street, Suite 230, Philadelphia, PA)
Presented by Opera Philadelphia (in conversation with Alliance Francaise and David Dubbeldam)
Available to Friends at the Contributor level ($100) and above. Reservations required. Email
Enter the mysterious world of the Carmelite nuns in this brown bag discussion. We’ll learn about the order of Carmelites and their rituals as a precursor to a discussion about the French Revolution and the historic Martyrs of Compiègne, a Carmelite order who lost their lives during the Reign of Terror.  Their true story is the basis of Poulenc’s opera, Dialogues of the Carmelites. Led by director Jordan Fein and Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programs.
Mar. 5, 7, 9, 2014 | Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Comcast Circle
FREE to all Dialogues of the Carmelites ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.
Opera ticketholders can warm up for Dialogues of the Carmelites with a pre-curtain lecture in the Kimmel Center's Comcast Circle one hour before each performance. These free, informal talks will enhance your appreciation of all the operas you see this season. Led by Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programs.

The Aurora Series is underwritten by the Wyncote Foundation.
This production is funded, in part, through support from the William Penn Foundation.
The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Produced by the Curtis Institute of Music and presented in association with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Featuring Curtis Opera Theatre Artists and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra