Dialogues des Carmelites
Blanche and the Reverend Mother
As the Reverend Mother lays dying, she imparts last blessings upon Blanche.
Having run away from the order, Blanche laments her decision in the ruins of her family's home.
The citizens of the city under revolution gathers in the square to witness the execution of the order.
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance - White Recital Hall
Directed by Marciem Bazell
Scenic Design by Evan Hill
Lighting Design by Richard L. Sprecker
Photography by Jordan Jenota and Evan Hill
During the time of the French Revolution, a religious order is determined to maintain their principles. A lonely, broken woman joins them, and finds her faith amidst the turmoil. This opera by Poulenc was my first operatic design, and a true joy. In addition to lighting this production, I also implemented projected imagery designed by scenic designer Evan Hill.
by Francis Poulenc