Saturday, 28 November 2009

Show Time, again

Just got back from the premiere of Poulenc's extraordinary 'Les Dialogues des Carmelites', which tells the story of an order of carmelite sisters in Compi├Ęgne who get beheaded in the aftermath of the French Revolution for, er, well, it's never really made clear. Still, it's a tear-jerker, rendered more powerful by Poulenc's piano-bar harmonies. So if your taste in theatre extends to nuns being killed to a backdrop of Erroll Garner, this is the show for you. After a bit of research we might discover Dave Brubeck's setting of the Treblinka massacre; you never know.

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