|Artistic Director||Jeong Ae Ree|
|Music Director||Chan Wei Shing|
|Stage Director||Kyongsu Kathy Han|
|Marquis de la Force||Sangchul Jea (Baritone)|
|Chevalier de la Force||Shaun Lee (Tenor)|
|Thierry||Jonathan Khoo (Baritone)|
|Blanche||Victoria Songwei Li (Soprano)|
|Madame de Croissy (First Mother Superior)||Patricia Sands (Soprano)|
|Sister Constance||Capucine Daumas (Soprano), Christina Thé (Soprano)|
|Mother Marie||Rebecca Chellappah (Mezzo-Soprano)|
|Javelinot||Steven Ang (Baritone)|
|Madame Lidoine (Second Mother Superior)||Jennifer Lien (Soprano)|
|Sister Mathilde||Dorcas Lim (Soprano)|
|Mother Jeanne of Child Jesus||Grace Kuo (Soprano)|
|The Father||Reuben Lai (Tenor)|
|First Commissioner||Adrian Poon (Tenor)|
|Second Commissioner and Jailor||Keane Ong (Baritone)|
|Officer||Francis Wong (Baritone)|
|Carmelite Nuns (Ensemble)||Jeong Ae Ree|
|Lin Yu Ching|
|Jasmine Grace Towndrow|
|New Opera Singapore Orchestra|
|Violin 1||Chua Lik Wuk|
|Violin 2||Lim Shue Churn|
|Chia Jit Min|
|Oh Han Ling|
|Double Bass||Sanche Jagatheesan|
|Flute||Tay Hiong Kiat Marcus|
|Oboe||Tay Kai Tze|
|Cor Anglais||Frankie Toh|
|Ng Shao Chuen Ivan|
|Bass Clarinet||Chow Mung Keong Desmond|
|Bassoon||Aw Yong Tian|
|Kang Wei, Chester|
|Trumpets||Lau Wen Rong|
|Ray Chionh Sikai|
|Horn||Kartik Alan Jairamin|
|Lin Chunen Ruth|
|Lim Ngee Cheng, Lewis|
|Dora Lim Ren Hui|
|Timpani||Sng Yiang Shan|
Would you die for your faith?
Standing before the guillotine, eyes blinded by stare of the merciless sun, ears deafened by the cries of the crowd.
They scream for your death. Your death. You take another step.
Your breath, cold against the hot summer air, is quick and ragged.
Fear creeps down your spine as your sisters are silenced right in front of your eyes, one by one.
Their song ended abruptly by the sharp kiss of metal on flesh.
Their life poured to the ground like a dark velvet river.
To surrender blood and tears for something you believe in.
Could you die for your faith?
You lean forward. The collar fits like a lover’s soft fingers around your neck.
A breath. The soft whisper of the blade as rushes to you.
Blanche finds herself at odds with the world, and feels her peace can only be found through living the life of a nun. She gets acquainted with a visibly ill Mother Superior of the Carmelite Order, who points out that Blanche’s fear comes from within, and cannot be assuaged merely by having a religious life. Foreshadowing an ominous future, the dying Mother Superior sees a vision of a ravaged and deserted Chapel, before succumbing to her illness.
The French Revolution brings about a new political climate, one which does not look kindly towards the Church. A new Mother Superior implores the Convent to seek courage through prayer. Blanche receives a visit from her brother and puts up a brave front when asked to leave the monastery to safety. The future of the Carmelite Nuns look bleak.
Amidst a ravaged Chapel, the Nuns take an oath of martyrdom. Blanche gives in to her fear once again and flees to her old, now devastated house. The Carmelite Nuns are arrested and condemned to the guillotine. One by one, they die for their belief but, at the last moment, Blanche resolves to join them, no longer living the life of that little bunny rabbit.