Dialogues to Come

I saw Francis Poulenc‘s Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time at the Met last Saturday, and curious as I was about it as a novelty, I was not prepared for that emotional roller coaster ride; really one of the most moving experiences I’ve ever had at the opera, a supremely moving and nuanced examination of our mortality and our fear of it…

As I said last time, you can listen to the full opera on this At The Opera radio episode, but that’s really no replacement for the full, in-person experience, especially with this opera…  So just in case you happen to be in Toronto, Canadian Opera Company is also performing Dialogues this month!  And next season, Opera Philadelphia will present it too!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-JZ-rJ2a9w&w=350&h=300]

Dialogues des Carmélites at Canadian Opera Company