FRANCIS POULENC – GEORGES BERNANOS – ALAIN ALTINOGLU – OLIVIER PY
The year of opera at La Monnaie will for once not be ending on a playful or magical note, but with a timeless, gripping drama: Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
This 20th-century classic, based on a true story, tells the tragic tale of several Carmelite nuns who live under constant threat from the guillotine during the French Revolution.
With Alain Altinoglu at the head of the La Monnaie Orchestra and the ascetic, pared-down directing by Olivier Py, this work becomes a profound reflection on death, fear and the courage to live.
Tickets for Dialogues des Carmélites are on sale as from today: online via the website, by phone on +32 (0)2 229 12 11 or at MM Tickets in the opera house