Layla Claire as Blanche de la Force and Ashley Emerson as Sister Constance. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera.Layla Claire as Blanche de la Force. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera.(l-r) – Dolora Zajick as Madame de Croissy and Layla Claire as Blanche de la Force. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera.