Dialogues of the Carmelites - Portland State University Opera
April 27, May 1, 4, 5 7:30pm
April 29, 3:00pm
Conductor: Ken Selden
Lincoln Performance Hall, Room 175
Based on the true story of an order of Carmelite nuns that took a vow of martyrdom during the French revolution, the shattering final scene of Francis Poulenc's opera has stunned audiences since it premiered in 1957. The 2012 Jeannine B. Cowles Distinguished Professor of Opera will be British stage director David Edwards. Highly regarded in the international operatic scene, Mr. Edwards also tutors regularly at the Royal Academy in London and will bring inspiration to PSU students as they prepare this powerful opera.
Tickets: PSU Box Office 503-725-3307