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26/01/1957 "Dialogues of the Carmelites" premieres

Dialogues of the Carmelites is a French opera in three acts with music and libretto by Francis Poulenc, completed in 1956. The opera tells a fictionalized version of the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, Carmelite nuns who were guillotined in Paris during the French Revolution for refusing to renounce their vocation.


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