Monday, April 25, 2011

Francis Poulenc's Dialogue des Carmélites Finale Performed by l'Opéra National du Rhin

News of the local premier of the XXth Century opera "based on historical events which took place at a monastery of Carmelite nuns in Compiegne during the French Revolution," which "depicts the executions of 14 nuns" in the above scene — ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’ gets Asian premiere in Seoul. Composer Francis Poulenc was described as "half monk, half delinquent."

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