13 December 2013, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Based on the true story of a group of persecuted nuns during the French Revolution, Poulenc’s second opera Les Dialogues des Carmelites is arguably the composer’s masterpiece. Poulenc famously declared ‘my music is my portrait’, and in Dialogues’s wrenching drama and allusions to both modern and sacred musical structures, it has been suggested... read more
About the Philharmonia Orchestra
Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneer, the Philharmonia Orchestra lives at the heart of British musical life.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing and for its residencies, music education and the innovative use of the latest technology in reaching new audiences. These, and the relationships it has with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, place the Philharmonia Orchestra at the heart of British musical life.