Tomorrow is opening night of Baldwin Wallace Opera's production of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites! It has been an incredible experience being one of the Carmelite sisters in this show. This has been one of those fantastic productions where all of the cast is fully committed to telling this tragic story, and helping the audience understand and appreciate its themes. This is a story of faith empowering a group of strong women. This is a story of hate leading to senseless violence and pain. This is a story of freedom and the essence of what freedom is. It is my hope that everyone who comes to this show takes a piece of these ideas with them, and that the show inspires them to be a little more loving, and a little more understanding toward others. This show has been described as timely for today's audiences, but I believe that the ideas portrayed in the text and music are ones that have always been timely. There is always hate and fear in this world, and there are many who will suffer because of it. But there are always those who look the evil of this world in the face and decide to stand against it.
I hope that those who come to see the show this weekend will get a piece of all that we have learned and experienced while being a part of it. Showtimes are Thursday, February 24th-Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 26th at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.bw.edu/events/2017/02-23-Dialogues-of-the-Carmelites