Dialogues of the Carmelites

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Director: Elijah Moshinsky Cast: Joan Sutherland, Heather Begg, Isobel Buchanan


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This disc captures a performance of the Poulenc opera Dialogues of the Carmelites. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making it difficult to recommend this Kultur title to anyone other than an opera enthusiast.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
UPC: 0032031208896
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Time: 2:39:00
Sales rank: 38,147

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Begins [1:22]
2. Where is Blanche? [2:51]
3. Just in Time [4:04]
4. Blanche, Your Poor Brother Was so Very Impatient [3:53]
5. That Poor Imagination Always Flies From One Extreme to the Other [1:33]
6. My Dear it Was Nothing at All [2:29]
7. My Beloved Child [2:25]
8. Interlude [2:26]
9. Do Not Believe This Mountain Is Mine [1:59]
10. I See the Severities of our Order Cause You No Fear [1:59]
11. My Daughter the Outside World Often Questions the Purpose of Our Order [3:24]
12. You Are Crying [2:09]
13. Interlude [3:15]
14. Forgive This Accursed Fear [1:32]
15. What a Shame to Chatter On Like This [2:43]
16. Oh! Dear Blanche [2:59]
17. Interlude [2:22]
18. Would You Be so Kind [3:41]
19. I See That Blanche of La Force Is Very Late [4:08]
20. I Pray [2:10]
21. God of Glory Himself With the Saints [3:19]
22. Monsieur Javelinot, How Can You Prescribe Another Dose of Medicine [2:42]
23. Mother Marie of the Incarnation [2:11]
24. The Reverend Mother Desires You to Come Near Her Bed [3:24]
25. Qui Lazarum Resuscitasti a Monumento Feotidum [1:33]
26. What Is This? It's Your Turn to Be Watching [3:31]
27. Dear Sister, I Find That Our Cross Is Much Too Elaborate [1:10]
28. Just Think of the Death of Our Beloved Mother [3:29]
29. My Dear Daughters [4:59]
30. My Sister, Her Reverence Has Explained to Us All [2:14]
31. What Is Going On? There's a Man at the Gate [:51]
32. Interlude [2:08]
33. No! Why Do You Not Speak to Me [1:29]
34. In Times Such As These There Are Women Galore [2:14]
35. Oh Do Not Think Me So [3:20]
36. Remit Your Sister Blanche [2:19]
37. Interlude [1:47]
38. My Faithful Daughters I Think That Some Among You Have Already Heard [:44]
39. But What Will Become of You? [2:43]
40. Someone's Ringing the Bell [3:23]
41. Are These All the Nuns? [1:33]
42. My Sister, Our Reverend Mother Is Coming to Say Goodbye [4:13]
43. Father Speak to Them [2:02]
44. There Was Only a Single Vote Against [1:09]
45. Fellow Citizens, I Congratulate You All [3:53]
46. Sister Gerald, We Have to Warn the Priest as Soon as Possible [3:14]
47. Interlude [1:18]
48. It's You [2:12]
49. Sister Blanche of the Agony of Christ [2:13]
50. Interlude [4:06]
51. My Daughters [1:42]
52. The Tribunal of the Revolution [2:04]
53. My Daughters I Wanted to Save You [5:07]
54. Sister They've Been Condemned [2:55]
55. Interlude [2:16]
56. Salve Regina [1:53]
57. Curtain Calls [2:22]

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Dialogues of the Carmelites 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw Sutherland's name I thought she might be singing Blanche, but (whew!) she's not. That role is sung by Isobel Buchanon, who sings and acts Blanche's wide range of emotions very well. Anne-Marie Macdonald is equally good as Constance. I don't much like Sutherland's portrayal of the second Prioress. The ending is a bit of a bummer- there's no guillotine onstage, and the women are led offstage by a soldier to the sound of a falling blade. Talk about an anti-climax. It's sung in English with no subtitles. Amazingly, there's another DVD of this opera available, conducted by Latham-Koenig, and I like it much better than this one. The singing, acting, orchestra and sound and picture quality are all much better in the other one. It's sung in French, and the ending is much more powerful.