Oberlin Opera Theater Stages Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites”

Wed 3/13 @8PM

Fri 3/15 @8PM

Sat 3/16 @ 8PM

Sun 3/17 @ 2PM

French composer Francis Poulenc’s 1956 opera Dialogues of the Carmelites is based the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, a group of Carmellite nuns who were guillotined during the French Revolution for refusing to renounce their faith. While it ends with the nuns mounting the scaffold, the bulk of the opera explores the thoughts, beliefs, conflicts and relationships of the nuns as explore the meaning of service to God, death and martyrdom, and make choices based on those beliefs.

Oberlin Opera Theatre presents the work for four performances at Hall Auditorium. The cast includes more than 40 Oberlin Conservatory vocalists accompanied by a full orchestra, directed by Jonathon Field.

Tickets are $10, $8 for students.

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