Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

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During this time as the Metropolitan Opera’s director of productions (from 1974 to 1981) John Dexter directed an acclaimed production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, which was notable for its unadorned beauty and dramatic force.

This revival has a starry cast that includes Isabel Leonard, Patricia Racette, Erin Morley, Elizabeth Bishop and Paul Appleby, conducted by Louis Langrée.


Conductor: Louis Langrée
Blanche de la Force: Isabel Leonard
Mme Lidoine: Patricia Racette
Constance: Erin Morley
Mère Marie: Elizabeth Bishop
First Prioress: Felicity Palmer
Chevalier de la Force: Paul Appleby