Mary D. Fisher Theatre is the home for the opera simulcast and encore events
Sedona AZ (May 2, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the next Met Live Opera presentation of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” on Saturday, May 11. There will be two shows that day at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre: 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Plan to come early as Ginny Fox will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production (8 a.m. for the morning show and 3 p.m. for the encore).
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, “Dialogues des Carmélites” is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.
The Met Live Opera’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The pre-opera talks will take place one hour before each show. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for Film Festival members, and $15 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.