La Monnaie / De Munt: Interview with Alain Altinoglu

The Carmelite nuns in the Reign of Terror – Poulenc’s opera uses the character of Blanche de la Force to bring forth all the passion, drama, and emotions that the best operas are known for. Renowned director Olivier Py revives his greatly acclaimed production, first staged in Paris.

Blanche de la Force Patricia Petibon
Chevalier de la Force Stanistlas de Barbeyrac
Father Confessor Guy de Mey
Gaoler, Thierry, M. Javelinot Nabil Suliman
Madame de Croissy Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Madame Lidoine Véronique Gens
Mother Marie of the Incarnation Sophie Koch
Sister Constance of St. Denis Sandrine Piau
Mother Jeanne of the Child Jesus Mireille Capelle
Sister Mathilde Angélique Noldus
First commissary Yves Saelens
Second commissary Arnaud Richard
Chorus La Monnaie Symphony Chorus
Orchestra La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

Music François Poulenc
Text Francis Poulenc, based on the play by
Georges Bernanos
Conductor Alain Altinoglu
Director Olivier Py
Set Designer Pierre-André Weitz
Costume Designer Pierre-André Weitz
Lighting Designer Bertrand Killy
Chorus Master Martino Faggiani







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