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CIM Presents Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites" Mar. 3 & 5


WCLV's Jacqueline Gerber chats with Cleveland Institute of Music faculty member Francois Germain, who is coaching students in French for the upcoming production of Francis Poulenc's opera about Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution. How does spoken French differ from French that is sung? How are students prepared for Poulenc's complicated, text-based opera?