• Review: ‘Carmélites' Is a Nuanced Meditation on Fear and Devotion

    7 days ago - By Observer

    The Metropolitan Opera presented a star-studded cast of female voices in their revival of the now-classic John Dexter production of Dialogue des Carmélites on January 15.
    Dexter's staging, now nearing its fiftieth year in production, has barely aged; its visuals remain spare and striking: powerfully minimal as opposed to underdrawn and under-furnished. The iconic opening image of the nuns lying prostrate within a cross of light still elicits the odd gasp, here and there.
    Under the unwaveringly cold lighting, the stage is often divided by screens or jail bars: walls which meaningfully...
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