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    Dialogues of the Carmelites comes to Queens College

    Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music and the department of drama, theatre and dance came together to put on a performance of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” from March 13 to 16 in the Goldstein Theatre. The opera spanned three acts during a chaotic time in France. The story follows Blanche, a young woman who wanted to join the order of the Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution. Blanche wants to live a heroic, disciplined life, but during that time, religious worship was dangerous in France. She joins the order and is later paralyzed by fear of death, as many of the sisters want to become martyrs in…