1:00pm. Please note that screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes, DE 19958, and will be shown as a recorded presentation after being filmed live.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.
One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, “Dialogues des Carmélites” is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.
[Sung in French with English subtitles. Run time approximately 3 hours, 9 minutes, including one intermission.]
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This production is the ninth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series for the 2018–19 season.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID) and children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online reservations may be made at www.rehobothfilm.com with MasterCard or VISA. Admission will be available at the door for any unsold seats. Doors open at 12:30 PM.