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News and features regarding ‘Dialogues des Carmélites by Robert Carsen’
- 24 June 2014
- 12 June 2014
As the curtain falls on Dialogues des Carmélites, a look at a remarkable project.
- 11 June 2014
How Robert Carsen's production drives home the real tragedy behind Poulenc's powerful masterpiece.
- 4 June 2014
Simon Rattle conducts a cast including Sally Matthews, Emma Bell and Sophie Koch.
- 30 May 2014
What did you think of Robert Carsen's production of Poulenc's opera?
- 27 May 2014
The legendary English conductor discusses the universal appeal of Poulenc’s masterpiece.
- 22 May 2014
A quick guide to Poulenc's powerful opera.
- 21 May 2014
How iconic roles across two hundred years of operatic history inspired Poulenc's writing for the female voice.
- 16 May 2014
The true story that inspired Poulenc’s French Revolution-set opera.
- 13 May 2014
Tragedy and transcendence in the finale of Poulenc's greatest work.
- 2 May 2014
A collection of classic performances from the conductor before his return to Covent Garden for Dialogues des Carmélites.
- 24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.