Metropolitan Opera: Live: Dialogues Des Carmélites
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Novice nun Blanches (Isabel Leonard) aristocratic family flee the terror of the French Revolution, with Blanche remaining behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When her fellow nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced.
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