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La voix humaine is a dialogue, but one in which the audience only ever hears one voice, as a woman and her lover agree to part during a single telephone conversation. Poulenc, in his most famous operatic work, creates a master piece out of the woman's growing realisation that it is all over, combined with her darkly comic frustrations with the telephone as a means of communication. While the central character of this piece is on the receiving end of a highly charged emotional break-up, she is neither passive nor pliant. While the man may have the upper hand in the romance, the strength of character, humanity and humour is definitely with the woman.

Performers Paula Sides (piano), Sergey Rybin (piano).
Music Francis Poulenc. Lyrics Jean Cocteau. Company English Touring Opera. Director James Conway.

La Voix Humaine - Lyric Solitude 2

La Voix Humaine - Lyric Solitude 2 (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T424907431. Details of all La Voix Humaine - Lyric Solitude 2 archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1992

Archive Listings

23 Oct 20Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Aldeburgh
Suffolk

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