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Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb

  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 209min
  • Certificate: 12A
  • Type: Met Opera

SAT 11 MAY - LIVE
SUN 12 MAY - ENCORE

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.

Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb
Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb
Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance
Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information)

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