Ben Horvath | Apr. 23, 2013 | Notre Dame Department of Music
What role should government play in society? In religion?
These enduring questions are at the heart of Opera Notre Dame’s upcoming performance of The Dialogues of the Carmelites.
The opera takes place during the French Revolution and tells the story of a young noblewoman, Blanche de la Force, who joints the Carmelite order. This group of nuns is subsequently charged with sedition and executed by the government.
“Overall, the question is about the individual versus society and government, and government in opposition with religion,” says Opera Notre Dame Director Mark Beudert, a professional specialist in the College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Music.
The opera will be staged April 25-28 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.