- Running time209 minutes
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the 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. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.
Select a time to book this film
Get a FACT Membership and SAVE 10%
Off Peak (Tue - Fri before 5pm)
Retired / Student £9.40
Retired Member / Student Member £7.40
Family of 4 £29.60
Peak (Tue - Fri from 5pm, all day Sat - Sun)
Adult Member £10.20
Retired / Student £11.20
Retired / Student Member £9.20
Family of 4 £34.80
Cheap Day (Monday)
Non Members Adults / Retired / Student £7.50
Non Member Family of 4 £21.00
Member Monday not applicable on a bank holiday.
*For details about Films clubs rates, Special events and other concessions please view our ticket details page
You may also like
Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesa...
Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of de...
Get free tickets, plus 10% off tickets, food and drinks at FACT and beyond