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Last shown on 11 May 2019
Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French
Revolution begins, shy Blanche, (mezzo-sopranosung by
mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard,) becomes a novice nun under an
elderly prioress— (Met
legend Karita Mattila). Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling
between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns
are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising
decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing
voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are
Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is Live
in HD for the first time.
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