Dialogues des Carmélites
Closed 3h 15m
Dialogues des Carmélites
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Dialogues des Carmélites NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great singing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Resonant

About the Show

A revival of the harrowing operatic tragedy about the French Revolution.

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Member Reviews (11)

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891 Reviews | 259 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like opera based on true happenings, here with strong female voices. I especially enjoyed the debut performance of Sabine Devieilhe.

Don't see it if you expect a French opera to reflect beautiful singing - here some of the fast pace and the male voices were rather irritating.

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
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Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like an opera based on real events of the French Revolution. Very good acting and singing and great character studies.

Don't see it if you like typical French opera with beautiful arias and lots of romance and passion. There are no memorable arias. Read more

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411 Reviews | 75 Followers
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3.5 hours of terrific opera, Evocative & minimalist staging, Beautiful voices, Historical, Absorbing

See it if Enjoy beautiful orchestra & vocal performances. Have interest in the French Revolution.

Don't see it if Need action or humor. This is somber opera.

208 Reviews | 39 Followers
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Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Dexter's 1977 production remains as intense & emotionally satisfying as ever with Met vets Perez, Coote, Goerke & Barton in vocal command

Don't see it if Production can feel slow as the nuns come to grips with the inevitability of their fates but Poulenc's masterpiece remains a haunting saga

206 Reviews | 33 Followers
91
Masterful, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if A stranger interrupted my conversation a few weeks ago to berate me for planning to skip this. He was right; it's sparse, sad, & beautiful.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending; it's depressing even by opera standards. But the journey there is lovely. Every bit of this works.

192 Reviews | 24 Followers
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Historical value, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear fantastic singing and hear a bit of history. Quite dark, but worth it!

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan or don’t go in for dark operas.

184 Reviews | 22 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Excellent singing and cast. Music and orchestration top notch

Don't see it if Dark and foreboding ,

76 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like deep thought-provoking story

Don't see it if minimum set and staging

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
January 16th, 2023

"It’s rare to see an opera so focused on women and their relationships to one another, and rarer still to see those relationships explored so profoundly."
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New York Classical Review
January 16th, 2023

"It’s an ending unsurpassed in opera for its brutal honesty and dramatic impact. If this compelling cast isn’t enough to lure you to 'Dialogues des Carmélites,' the final moments of the Met’s timeless production should be."
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