Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra National du Rhin) (1999)

Genres - Music, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Opera  |   Run Time - 149 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Francis Poulenc's famous opera tells the story of a wealthy young heroine, Blanche de la Force, struggling with her decision to join a Carmelite convent. Set during the French Revolution, the libretto and highly emotional score deal with themes of political power and freedom, personal spirituality, redemption, and ultimate sacrifice. It is performed here by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig, with soprano Anne-Sophie Schmidt in the leading role.