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Presenting the 2014 Festival Season Share

Main Performance

Poulenc’s achingly beautiful score perfectly captures the chaos of the French Revolution, when even the humble sisters in a Carmelite convent were threatened by the Reign of Terror. The unforgettable all-star cast is headlined by the returns of Christine Brewer (one of the BBC’s “top twenty sopranos of the 20th century”) and Kelly Kaduce (hailed as “dazzling…fearless…superb” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for her 2013 performance in Pagliacci).

Ward Stare
Ward Stare

Robin Guarino
Robin Guarino*

Christine Brewer
Christine Brewer°
Mme. Lidoine

Kelly Kaduce
Kelly Kaduce
Blanche de la Force

ConductorWard Stare
DirectorRobin Guarino*
Set DesignerAndrew Lieberman
Costume DesignerKaye Voyce*
Lighting DesignerJames F. Ingalls*
Wig & Makeup DesignerTom Watson
Chorus MasterRobert Ainsley
English Diction SpecialistErie Mills
GYA Teacher/CoachErie Mills
RepetiteurAndrea Grant
Assistant Stage DirectorAlison Moritz*
Stage ManagerJohnny Motoc
Assistant Stage ManagerTrevor Regars
Intern Assistant Stage ManagerAlyssa Meyers*
TranslationJoseph Machlis

Blanche de la ForceKelly Kaduce
Mme. de CroissyMeredith Arwady
Mme. LidoineChristine Brewerº
Mother Marie of IncarnationDaveda Karanas*
The Marquis de la ForceTroy Cook
The Chevalier de la ForceMichael Porter
Sister Constance of St. DenisAshley Emerson°
Father ConfessorKyle Erdos Knappº
Sister MathildeStephanie Sanchez†*
JailerEric Van Heyningen†*
Mother JeanneSofia Selowsky†*
M. JavelinotZachary Owen†
1st CommissionerChristopher Hutchinson†
2nd CommissionerJosh Quinn†*
1st OfficerElliott Hines†*
ThierryTheo Hoffman†*
1st Old WomanJennifer Panara†*
2nd Old WomanLacey Jo Benter†*
Old GentlemanEdward Hanlon†*
Offstage Old Woman’s VoiceJessica Harika†*

* = Debut; ° = former Gerdine Young Artist; † = current Gerdine Young Artist

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