In the darkest times, we all need something we can turn to for guidance and peace. During one of the most difficult times of his life, Francis Poulenc turned towards his spirituality and the Roman Catholic church and embedding his faith into his opera he was composing at the time, Dialogues des Carmélites.
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Music used in this episode:
Luminesence by Trevor Kowalski
Calm Before the Storm by Howard Harper-Barnes
Lumina by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
Sources used for this episode:
A History of Opera by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker