Signed Photo: Régine Crespin in “Dialogues des Carmélites”
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Signed Photo: Régine Crespin in Dialogues des Carmélites
Dramatic, autographed black and white photo of French soprano Régine Crespin as Madame de Croissy in a Metropolitan Opera production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
- Black & white
- 8” W x 10” H
- Photographer: Winnie Klotz
Dialogues Des Carmélites
Francis Poulenc’s devastating story of faith, Dialogues Carmélites takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and the town of Compiègne in northeastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’s convent.
Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.
The three-act opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, and the aristocratic, Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling.
Dialogues Des Carmélites premiered at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan in 1957.
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