Dialogues des Carmélites - Kopfsujet

Dialogues des Carmélites

As part of OSTERKLANG 2011
Opera in three acts and twelve scenes (1957)
Music & Libretto by Francis Poulenc


actor role
Conductor Bertrand de Billy
Director Robert Carsen
Costume design Falk Bauer
Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau
Light design Jean Kalman
Co-Director Didier Kersten
Marquis de La Force Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Le Chevalier de la Force Yann Beuron
Blanche Patricia Petibon
Madame de Croissy Deborah Polaski
Madame Lidoine Heidi Brunner
Mère Marie Michelle Breedt
Sœur Constance Hendrickje van Kerckhove
Mère Jeanne Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Sœur Mathilde Christa Ratzenböck
L’Aumônier Jürgen Sacher
1er Commissaire Eric Årman
2éme Comissaire Craig Smith
Geôlier | Officier Dominik Köninger
Thierry Andreas Wolf
Chorus Arnold Schoenberg Chor
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Michelle Breedt

Mère Marie

The South African Mezzo soprano was engaged after her studies in her native land at Cologne and at Braunschweig. She works since this time regularely with Brigitte Fassbaender. Today the Mezzosoprano, who got decorated with the Eberhard-Waechter-Medal internationally in opera and concert on houses such as Wiener Staatsoper, in Paris, Dresden, Berlin, Lissabon, Zurich and Hamburg. Her repertoire includes Mozart, Adalgisa (Bellini: Norma), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Charlotte (Massenet: Werther), Bizets Carmen, Octavian (Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier), Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Brangäne (Wagner: Tristan und Isolde). Since her debut in 2000 she regularely performs in Bayreuth worked with conductors such as Ozawa, Rilling, Welser-Möst, Jansons and Harnoncourt. Her future plans include appearances at Oper Zürich as well as in Bregenz. At Theater an der Wien she has already performed Mère Marie in 2008.