Robert Carsen's Consummate Production
Francis Poulenc wrote some of his most haunting music for this story of an order of Carmelite nuns caught up in the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution.
After his triumphant COC productions of Orfeo ed Euridice and Iphigenia in Tauris, the Toronto Sun declared that "Robert Carsen's genius knows no bounds." Carsen returns to Toronto to direct a cast of 150 performers led by beloved Canadian stars Isabel Bayrakdarian, Judith Forst and Adrianne Pieczonka in a production described by Variety as "subtle, yet gut-wrenching."
May 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 2013
Sung in French with English SURTITLES™
Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Robert Carsen
Set Designer Michael Levine
Costume Designer Falk Bauer
Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau
Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Production from Nederlandse Opera.
Blanche de la Force Isabel Bayrakdarian
Madame de Croissy Judith Forst
Madame Lidoine Adrianne Pieczonka
Soeur Constance Hélène Guilmette
Mère Marie Irina Mishura
Chevalier de la Force Frédéric Antoun
Marquis de la Force Jean-François Lapointe
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus