Dialogues of the Carmelites (2006)

Music & Libretto by Francis Poulenc
Performed in an English translation

DHO treats the audience to as much passion and humanity as Poulenc certainly intended. No matter what one thinks of the psychological and religious questions raised by the opera, this production is certainly a must-see.
— The Harvard Crimson

 

CAST

Blanche... Kathy Gerlach
1st Prioress... Madame Croissy; Meghan McLoughlin
2nd Prioress... Madame Lidoin, Catherine Vaughn
Constance... Caitlin Vincent
Marie... Jess Peritz
Jeanne... Melinda Biocchi
Mathilde... Annie Levine
Marquis... James Onstad
Chevalier... Noah Van Niel
Father Confessor... Roy Kimmey
1st Officer/1st Comm/Jailer... Kurt Crowley
2nd Officer/2nd Comm... Dan Kahn
3rd Officer... Matt Mendez
Doctor... Matt Spellberg
Thierry... Josh Sharp

Chorus of nuns:
Sister Felicity... Rory Sullivan
Sister Alice... Samantha DeGennaro
Sister Martha... Jackie Granick
Sister Geraldine... Mary Ellen Stebbins
Sister Anne of the Cross... Samantha Biegler
Eliza Hornig
Allison Kline
Sarah Stein

STAFF

Stage Director... Josh Billings
Music Director... Ben Green
Producer... Ben Eisler
Associate Producer... Elizabeth Lim
Orchestra Manager... Aram Demirjian
Lighting Design... Susan Putnins & Kate Greenhalgh
Set Design... Daisy Ginsberg
Technical Advisor... Michael Wilson
Technical Director... Nick Shearer
Stage Manager... Sarah Eggleston
House Manager... Matt Mendez
Ticket Manager... Lisa Lareau
Guillotine... Sarah Jenks '07 & Michael Givey '06

ORCHESTRA

Violin
Ian Goh, concertmaster
Kathryn Andersen
Eva Dickerman
Ariel Jeong
David Kronig
Antonio Lupher

Viola
Senovio Shish
Jessica Kim
Rosie Thede

Cello
Jeremy Lin
Aram Demirjian

Bass
Rich Cozzens

Flute
Caitlin Van Ness
Miya Bernson

Piccolo
Miya Bernson

Oboe/English Horn
Emily Richmond

Clarinet
Damian Blättler
Brian Ko

Eb Clarinet
Damian Blättler

Bass Clarinet
Brian Ko

Bassoon
Kristen Lynch

French Horn
Stephanie Madden
Colin Shepherd
John McPhie

Trumpet
Jonathan Wing
John Chen 

Trombone
Cassandra Wolos
Adam Kissel 

Tuba
Johnny Carlsson 

Percussion
Tom DePrima
Jon Gatto
Neil Vasan 

Keyboard
Julia Carey