Please note, this event was originally programmed for 17 May 2020 and has been rescheduled for 15 May 2022.
This performance is for Bath Festivals patrons only. Find out more about becoming a patron here
A co-production between Wales Millennium Centre and Welsh National Opera commissioned for Festival of Voice 2016.
La voix humaine
Lyrics: Jean Cocteau
Music : Francis Poulenc
© Ed. Ricordi S.A.
English translation by Richard Stokes
Claire Booth Elle
David Pountney Director
Mathilde Lopez Assistant Director
Christopher Glynn pre-recorded piano / sound operator
A woman is on the phone to her lover who is ending their relationship. Her devastation unfolds before our eyes as we, the audience, eavesdrop on her despair in the confines of her home.
Taking place in an apartment in Bath, Director David Pountney has taken a 20th century opera classic and created an intense theatrical experience. La voix humaine is opera up-close, intimate and unrestrained.
Bookers will receive confirmation of the venue prior to the festival.
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