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Dialogues des Carmélites opens at Glyndebourne Opera to rave reviews

White Lodge B&B is ideal for Glyndebourne Opera offering luxury stays.If you want to enjoy Glyndebourne's new opera Dialogues des Carmélites book your tickets online at Glyndebourne. White Lodge B&B is just a short 15min drive across the beautiful South Downs. You can check availability using the BOOK NOW button on the White Lodge website. We offer early checkins and can arrange taxis to and from the Glyndebourne Festival.Or contact Ann by email or by phone 01273 400151

The story - as the Revolution reaches its bloody height, Blanche de la Force turns her back on the world, searching for pea and purpose in the convent. But life as a Carmelite nun has its own horrors. Faced with an agonising choice, Blanche must let go of her fears and finally find the courage to live – or die. One of the most devastatingly powerful operas in the repertoire, Dialogues des Carmélites is also one of the most beautiful. Steeped in Debussy, Monteverdi and Verdi, Poulenc’s lyrical score balances cinematic drama and scope, charged with the violence of revolution, with moments of startling simplicity and beauty. The composer may have asked rueful forgiveness for his nuns and their old-fashioned music, but this modern masterpiece needs no apology. After a triumphant Saul, Barrie Kosky returns to direct Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Carmélites. Robin Ticciati conducts an outstanding ensemble cast.

This is what the critics thought:

‘pray for a ticket to this sublime show’

★★★★★ The Times

'a wrenchingly powerful staging'

★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘utterly enthralling and searingly timely’

★★★★★ Evening Standard

'one of Glyndebourne’s most unforgettable achievements'

★★★★★ The Arts Desk

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