30 May 2014 at 10.50am | 13 Comments
Excellent cast and orchestra, superb lighting and simple but effective staging. That last scene with the nuns beheading… #ROHCarmelites
— Gavin Evans (@gavinevans) May 29, 2014
— Warwick Thompson (@ThompsonWarwick) May 30, 2014
Hmm so I didn't find #ROHCarmelites as moving as DNO recording. Something missing in the orchestra for me... Too slow maybe?
— Fedja Hadrovich (@Hadrovich) May 29, 2014
Sometimes at the end of a show one craves that silence. No applause. No cheer. Merely the echo of what has passed #ROHcarmelites
— Anna Koukoullis (@koukoullis) May 29, 2014
— Tara Persaud (@tarapersaud) May 29, 2014
Jumped out of my skin at the first guillotine in #ROHcarmelites Cutting singers off mid-phrase is devastating. Fabulous theatrical writing.
— James McKeon (@jagmckeon) May 29, 2014
Can we just talk about how carsen uses crowds, though. Utterly bewitching. #rohcarmelites
— Aksel Tollåli (@AkselToll) May 29, 2014
— Neil Wallington (@Drwallington) May 29, 2014
Completely gripped by #ROHcarmelites. Orchestra on top form, cast (mostly) excellent, striking production. Powerful stuff.
— Katy Wright (@KatyWright1) May 29, 2014
That was spellbinding. Beautiful music, yes: plus elegant, spare staging and such an enigmatic libretto. Staying power. #ROHcarmelites
— Adrian (@Adrian_Specs) May 29, 2014
— Lucia Vernon-Long (@Luciavlong) May 29, 2014
Sublime and overwhelming. An extraordinary night at the opera. Thanks to Simon Rattle, amazing cast and production. #ROHcarmelites
— PhilipR (@philiprrose) May 29, 2014
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Dialogues des Carmélites runs until 11 June 2014. Tickets are still available.
The production, originally from De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, is given with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, The Taylor Family Foundation and The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.