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Dialogues Of The Carmelites (Opera Australia)
Dialogues Of The Carmelites (Opera Australia)

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Item #:  D2088
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 159 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031292598
ISBN: 0-7697-2925-8

Availability: In Stock

Francis Poulenc's only full-length opera is firmly rooted in the post World War II era. Based on the historical events of the time of the French Revolution, this story of a community of Carmelite nuns who go to the guillotine rather than renounce their calling can be received in many ways.

Poulenc's warmly melodic and lyrical score is wholly dramatic and gripping, and Dame Joan Sutherland, recreating the role she sang at the opera's British premiere in 1958, sings the second prioress with commanding moderation. This production serves the inspiration of Poulenc in every important particular of style, economy and theatrical force. Richard Bonynge conducts the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra. Sung in English.


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Cast & Crew

Dame Joan Sutherland
Isobel Buchanan
Heather Begg
Lone Koppel
Anne-Marie McDonald
Richard Greager
Paul Ferris
Geoffrey Chard

Composer: Francis Poulenc's

The Australian Opera Chorus
Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra

Conductor: Richard Bonynge

Director: Elijah Moshinsky

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