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Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmelites / Nagano, Griotton, Brunet, Isokoski [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Poulenc, Francis : Dialogues des carmelites
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

On stage for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich comes the opera which solidified Poulenc's reputation as a composer of fine vocal music. Dialogues des Carmelites tells the story of a young noblewoman, Blanche, as she enters a Carmelite monastery. When the French Revolution occurs, Blanche's convent becomes government property and her sisters are condemned to death. Based on a historical account, Dialogues des Carmelites is a story of patriotism, faith and a powerful ode to the dignity of human life.

"[the production is] set in a soulless authoritarian state but filmed in a way that underlines individual dilemmas and common humanity. It is worth watching for Sylvie Brunet's doughty Madame de Croissy, Soile Isokoski's gracious Madame Lidoine and Susan Gritton's winning Blanche." -Financial Times***

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 152 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish


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Works Details

>Poulenc, Francis : Dialogues des carmélites
  • Performers: Alain Vernhes (Baritone); Bernard Richter (Tenor); Susanne Resmark (Mezzo Soprano); Soile Isokoski (Soprano); Hélène Guilmette (Soprano); Susan Gritton (Soprano); Sylvie Brunet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Bayerische Staatsorchester
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953-1956