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Gente Gente | Dialogues des Carmélites

22 June 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

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New Opera Company Debuts – Inspiring Timely, Timeless Women’s Story

An exciting new opera company debuts in Sydney this June with one of the world’s great, tragically romantic works: the inspiring, moving and spectacular Dialogues des Carmélites (Dialogue of the Carmélites) by Francis Poulenc.

Gente, gente! (“People, people!” or perhaps “Hey, everyone!” – a quote from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro) is a grassroots, not-for-profit opera company with a focus on less commonly performed works that can make a powerful, relevant impact in our world.
AND with a commitment to increased involvement of women in every aspect of production.
It both showcases and gives industry experience to exciting emerging artists, most of whom are breaking into our national and state opera companies.

Dialogues of the Carmélites is a three-act neo-romantic opera inspired by the true story of the Martyrs of Compiegne
– an order of nuns executed for refusing to renounce their vocation during the final, savage days of the French Revolution.
Their story has inspired works of art, plays, poetry, music… and this 1957 opera, hauntingly beautiful and
– with its themes of courage under fire, dying for your beliefs and women facing down discrimination and violence – both timely and timeless.

Directed by Bec Moret with musical director/conductor Joanna Drimatis – for four performances in the atmospheric ambience of the Pitt Street Uniting Church – this debut production showcases a cast of outstanding young professional singers and a large ensemble backed by a 16-piece orchestra.

It will be performed in the original French with English subtitles. 


22 June 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney
264 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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