Preview: F. Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites by New Opera Singapore
Following on from last year’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, New Opera Singapore is back this August with an all new annual production!
This year, the company will be presenting Francis Poulenc‘s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Written after George Bernanos’ 1947 play of the same name, Poulenc’s second opera is a three act French opera during the French Revolution, where nuns from a Carmelite monastery are arrested and condemned to the guillotine for their faith. Throughout the opera, there is an air of fear and trepidation as the revolution grows, no one is safe and dreams of death constantly hang in the air.
How far are we willing to go to defend our faith? Find out with New Opera Singapore, best known for bucking the opera trend by presenting rousing, innovative pieces certain to provoke conversation and grip you by the edge of your seat, as Dialogues of the Carmelites premieres at the Victoria Theatre this August.
Dialogues of the Carmelites plays at Victoria Theatre from 3rd – 5th August. Tickets available from SISTIC