Opera Resonates

Opera Resonates

Dialogues of the Carmelites: Forbidden Faith, Then and Now
Sunday, April 22, 2018 . 1:30PM

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This event will last approximately 1 hour.

Evangeline Athanasiou, a musicology graduate student, and a panel of social and religious scholars from across campus explore the complex issue of religious persecution as framed in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.  Premiered in 1957, Poulenc’s post-WW II opera tells of the martyrdom suffered by a group of Carmelite nuns by French revolutionary authorities in 1794.  The discussion will focus on how themes of these historical events continue to resonate today.

Join us for the performance of Maryland Opera Studio: Dialogues of the Carmelites April 14 - 22, 2018.