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Dialogues Des Carmelites
Format: Blu-ray Genre: Opera/Operetta, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Dialogues Des Carmelites

Dialogues Des Carmelites

Format: Blu-ray Genre: Opera/Operetta, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
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The opera Dialogues of the Carmelites is the only opera the French composer Poulenc, Francis has ever written. It is based on the screenplay Die begnadigte Angst by Georges Bernanos. The material for the opera is based on actual historic events. Poulenc converges religion and revolution: The young Blanche de la Force who suffers from existential fear all life long, escapes into a convent hoping to conquer her paralysing fear of life and death. Even the walls of the convent cannot stop the French Revolution. The nuns of the Carmelite Order fail to resist it and accept to die in martyrdom. Fascinated by their constancy finally Blanche overcomes her angst and follows her sisters to the scaffold. This dramatic opera in three acts had it's debut performance at La Scala in Milan in 1957. With it's religious theme this opera takes a special position in the theatre of music in the 20th century. Poulencs clear and insistent musical language is perfectly interpreted by conductor Young, Simone and the Philharmoniker Hamburg. This production showcases big, vibrant voices from all age categories who are not only brilliant in singing but also in acting. Besides the great musical performance, the main reason for the huge success of the opera is stage director NikolausLehnhoff. His simplistic stage design together with the mystic light installation this opera guarantees great listening and also an amazing viewing pleasure.
Studio: Arthaus Musik
Release Date: 5/25/2010
Item #: NAX014949
UPC #: 807280149494
Product Type: Blu-ray

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