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Event Archive - Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites:

Sat. May 11th 2019 - Sat. May 11th 2019 Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
9:00am - 12:15pm doors at 8:00am
Adult $28 / Senior $26 / eyeGO $5
Tickets at: Cowichan Ticket Centre, 2687 James St, Duncan, 250 748 7529, www.cowichanpac.ca
Dialogues des Carmélites - Live Broadcast

Francis Poulenc

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 9mins

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and legendary soprano Karita Mattila returns to the Met as the Prioress.

One of the most successful operas of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare, modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts alike. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmélite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects the genius of Francis Poulenc with a setting that takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in northeastern France. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmélite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.

Sung in French

The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2018-19 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.

All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.

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