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Dialogue des Carmélites
OPERA broadcast LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera, New York
In Poulenc’s masterpiece, as the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress, sung by Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk toward the guillotine singing Salve Regina: their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced.
Tickets: Full £22 Adult concessions £20 19-30 £16 18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 10 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 4.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.
Food: Complement your opera experience with a French deli box, prepared especially for us. Choose from a meat or vegetarian option, pre-ordered to ensure your food will ready for you at the interval.