The Carmelites at ENO

Poulenc_small.jpgBy Robert Thicknesse at Coliseum [Times Online, 7 October 2005]

Nearly 50 years on, Francis Poulencís great opera of faith, fear and death is still the most recent in the regular rep but it has already gained undreamt-of resonances: religious martyrdom no longer seems so innocent as in Georges Bernanosís anti-Robespierrean play.