The Convent Is No Refuge From Fear
Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s tragedy in two parts, takes place during the French Revolution and asks the question: who gets to be a martyr? Seeking to protect herself from the guillotine, young aristocrat Blanche leaves her family and trembles her way to the Carmelite convent. But as the bedridden prioress admonishes the fearful Blanche, it is nuns who protect the convent, not the other way around. Promising to embrace her new life, Blanche befriends Constance, another young nun, who’s had a nightmare that they’ll soon die together. What began as a fresh start quickly turns to tragedy as Madame Croissy dies and the revolutionaries come for the nuns. Blanche is portrayed by incredible soprano and HGO Studio alumna Natalya Romaniw, and powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke returns to HGO as Madame Lidoine, in this lushly beautiful opera directed by the legendary Francesca Zambello.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Sunday, January 16m, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022
$20 - $210
Appropriate for all ages.
2 hours, 50 minutes. One intermission.
Sung in French with projected English translation.