The Louisiana Opera Company left its audience speechless, with a powerful performance of the Francis Poulenc classic, Dialogues of the Carmelites. The martyrs of Compeigne take center stage, as the central figure, a young candidate who has recently joined a Carmelite convent during the height of France’s reign of terror. Forced to confront her own mortality in the face of death, Blanche struggles to make sense of the world.
Told in twelve scenes, the opera is based on the true story of Carmelite nuns martyred during the terror for their refusal to renounce their faith.
The performance was held at Northminster Church, and it was sponsored by Carrick Inabnett, Barbara Thompson, Richard Harrison, Anne Patten, Dr. D.H. Clark, Craig Henry and Jackie Yeldell.