Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

Live from Lincoln Center, New York

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom, live in HD for the first time.  With Isabel Leonard and Karita Mattila.

At the start of the French Revolution shy Blanche (Isabel Leonard,) becomes a novice nun in an convent run by an elderly prioress (Met legend Karita Mattila). Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror but she remains behind, caught between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced.

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Film Information

Duration:
240 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
12A

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