8-30 June 2006. The Teatro Real hosts the acclaimed Netherlands Opera production of Dialogues des Carmlites by Francis Poulenc. Based on historical events that took place at the Carmelite convent in the northern French town of Compigne during the French Revolution, the opera in three acts was first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1953. Directed by Robert Carsen, this production boasts an exceptional international cast and production team including award-winning French lighting designer Jean Kalman and Canadian set designer Michael Levine. The role of Blanche, the timid young noblewoman who takes refuge with the nuns, is played by Hungarian-born Andrea Rost, with Christopher Robertson as her father, the Marquis de la Force, and William Burden as Blanches brother. Mother Marie, Blanches guardian at the convent, is played by Barbara Dever. Dialogues des Carmlites is performed in French. Jess Lpez Cobos conducts the orchestra of the Teatro Real. Admission Opening night 235-16, other performances 136-15. At 20.00 on 8, 10, 12, 15, 21, 27, 30 June. Matinees at 18.00 on 18 & 25 June.
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Dialogues des Carmlites.
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