UBC Opera presents Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites from February 7 to 10 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road). The UBC Opera Ensemble will be joined by the UBC Symphony Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Judith Forst, and conductor David Agler.
Dialogues des Carmélites is a tragic French opera based on historical events that took place during the French Revolution at a monastery of Carmelite nuns. Poulenc’s libretto is based on the play by Georges Bernanos, which is based on the novel, Die Letzte am Schafott (The Last on the Scaffold), by Gertrud von Le Fort.
UBC Opera’s cast includes Forst, Brittany Fouché, Chelsea Rus, Deborah Blakesley, Francesca Corrado, Natascia Dell’erba, Lindsay Moore, Erin Milley-Patey, Taylor Pardell, Kwangmin Brian Lee, Weilong Tao, Jihwan Cho, and Peter Monaghan.
Evening performances on February 7 to 9 start at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on February 10 starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online, by phone at 1-855-9885-ARTS, or at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts box office.