“The outbreak of the French Revolution led to wholly unexpected manifestations of hatred for the Christian faith. During the space of a few months, veritable throngs of priests and religious were led to the guillotine and executed. Among the victims were 16 Carmelites belonging to a convent in Compiegne which had enjoyed special favors under the old regime. The present story is based upon their history…”
from Die Letzte am Schafott (The Song at the Scaffold) by Gertrude von Le Fort
Opera Notre Dame will present this opera with a cast of more than 50 in the original French with projected English translation.
Opera Notre Dame, open to all members of the Notre Dame community, focuses on the study of performance in our liberal arts environment. In addition to technique, students study the combination of music, rhetoric, theatre arts, visual arts, and dance that is opera, as well as the social, economic, and spiritual reality of performance.
Thursday April 25- Saturday April 27, 2013
7:30 PM Decio Mainstage Theatre
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tickets: $19 general, $14 seniors, $14 facutly/staff $7 students
visit performingarts.nd.edu or call 631-2800