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08 Oct 2005

The Carmelites at ENO,,14936-1813699,00.html

Poulenc_small.jpgBy Robert Thicknesse at Coliseum [Times Online, 7 October 2005]

Nearly 50 years on, Francis Poulenc’s great opera of faith, fear and death is still the most recent in the regular rep but it has already gained undreamt-of resonances: religious martyrdom no longer seems so innocent as in Georges Bernanos’s anti-Robespierrean play.

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