Dialogues of the Carmelites

Dialogues of the Carmelites presented by Vashon Opera

Music By Francis Poulenc

Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon

Sung in French with English Supertitles
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes (including two intermissions)

A community of nuns refuses to renounce its religious beliefs in the face of anti-clerical hysteria. Francis Poulenc's gripping opera, set in the French Revolution, tells the story of loyalty and sacrifice with a haunting, modern musical score that echoes sacred music of an earlier day. Dialogues of the Carmelites leads the audience on a profoundly moving journey of faith. Spiritual power clashes with the Reign of Terror, climaxing in one of operas most unforgettable and powerful finales.