The Dialogues of the Carmelites

The Dialogues of the Carmelites:
Miracle at the Scaffold

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
One World Symphony Vocal Artists

Francis Poulenc: The Dialogues of the Carmelites (1957)

Witness the historical and suspenseful music drama The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. Based on an insightful psychological adaptation of Gertrud von Le Fort’s novella The Last on the Scaffold, Poulenc’s haunting work takes place in a Carmelite convent during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. The French authorities dissolve the convent and the nuns take a vow of martyrdom. In the unforgettable final scene, the nuns march to the scaffold. While the nuns ascend to the guillotine, will a true miracle take place?

Program length: 2 hours with intermission
Sung in French with English supertitles

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